Mike Mackenzie MSP has kindly offered to host this meeting in the Scottish Parliament, Committee Room 3. The timing and date of this meeting are unchanged – 1 May 2013 at 6pm – it is simply the venue that has been altered. More details of how to book tickets will appear here and on our Facebook page.
Nordic Scotland – Graham Hogg and Alex Hobday Hemma Bar - 6pm May 1st 2013 Possible Orkney Orkney sits at a strategic location within the Northern Periphery – a gateway for the Nordic region within a global context. Possible Orkney is a large group of projects at varying scales looking at how to integrate Scotland into this Nordic region through its exploitation of the shipping, renewable and tourist industries. The presentation will include the research and reasoning for Nordic Scotland's proposals on Orkney followed by the presentation of the architectural interventions planned and a manifesto for a future Orkney, and Scotland, and their integration into the Nordic region.
Beyond NATO – Event Details Norway is a member of NATO, Finland is not. Does that single fact produce radically different thinking about peace and security in the two nations? Or does more unite the Nordic neighbours who are both members of the Arctic Council and other alliances, both reject nuclear weapons in their waters, share outlooks on neutrality and the importance of non-military peaceful activity? How did the experience of World War shape the outlook of these two countries in the sphere of international relations and what is the right size for their defence forces? Defence policy in an independent Scotland was a controversial and divisive issue during 2012. Can the defence strategies of Nordic nations usefully inform both Scottish and UK debate?And how does the international ...Read More