Journalist Lesley Riddoch and activist Dan Wynn organised a launch meeting in Holyrood during April 2010 introduced by an MSP from each of the main Holyrood parties and conducted in a round table format to include contributions from other MSPs like former Scottish Labour leader Wendy Alexander, Nordic, German and Scottish academics, policy specialists and interested members of the public. Around 70 people were present and some Napier students made a short film you can view here.
In August 2010 The Viking Feminists was a Festival of Politics event with two speakers – Agneta Stark a member of Sweden’s gender equality movement the “support stockings” and Henny Aune, a pioneer of Norway’s outdoor kindergarten system.
We had help from Nordic/Scottish based businesses Boda Bar and Kinnarps, think tank CPPR, the union UNISON and the Nordic consuls. Analysis of the evaluation forms returned by 60% of attendees showed a 70% “very satisfied” response, a 75% desire to help organise further meetings and a 90% desire to attend further meetings.