© Ideate Scotland | 2019

When

June 20th, 2019, 6:30pm

Where

City Chambers

253 High St, Edinburgh

EH1 1YJ

What

The Future of Local Government:

Local Democracy | Public Services | Local Economy

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Public Debate

IDEATE A NEW SCOTLAND

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JUNE 20

EDINBURGH

 

ABOUT

Ideate Scotland is a neutral platform and safe space for public debate events.

The ability to create, present, and evaluate ideas for an alternative and better future remains integral to democracy and modern societies, including a new Scotland. Public debate helps us to reflect on the status quo and celebrate progress, but to also challenge issues for the betterment of ourselves and society as a whole. To find innovating and practical solutions for current issues such as, automation, currency, climate change, local democracy, and many more. And for those observing debates, they see citizens reasoning, listening, responding, and fundamentally respecting one another. Our aim is to work, discuss, debate and ideate together to build a better Scotland into reality.

Our public debate events include various themes from think tanks, politicians, academics, experts and inspiring people, plus Q&A.

Ideate Scotland is a nonprofit organisation.

Let's ideate a new Scotland.

IDEATE A NEW SCOTLAND

Debate Theme

IMPORTANT NOTICE

We regret to inform you that due to circumstances outwith our control we are having to postpone the public debate on Thursday 20th June. We will look forward to rescheduling later in the year.

'The Future of Local Government'

Exploring Council Reform:​

  • Autonomy & accountability vs centralisation

  • Citizen-led system vs party political lines

  • Citizen-focused approaches​

  • Protecting public places & assets

  • Improve & modernise public services

  • Local Government vs Scottish Government

The Speakers

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FEATURED POLITICIANS

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Council Leader

Cllr Shona Haslam

Council Leader | Scottish Borders Council

Party: Scottish Conservatives

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Cllr David Ross

Co-Leader | Fife Council

Party: Scottish Labour

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Co-Leader

The Venue

City Chambers, 253 High St,

Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ

The public debate event will be held at the Edinburgh City Chambers, the meeting place of the City of Edinburgh Council and its predecessors Edinburgh Corporation and Edinburgh District Council.

 

The current building was originally built as the Royal Exchange, which was funded by subscription and built in 1753–61 to designs by John Adam with detail alterations by John Fergus.

 

Agenda

JUNE 20TH

18:30

Welcome

18:45

Public Debate Q&A Session

19:45

Panellist Summary Session

20:00

Finish

 

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06

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DAY
SPEAKERS
PARTICIPANTS

03

Council Leader

Cllr Aileen Morton

Council Leader | Argyll & Bute Council

Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

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Cllr Ellie Bird

Chair of SNP Group | City of Edinburgh Council

Party: SNP

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Chair

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Democracy Spokesperson

Cllr Jon Molyneux

Local Democracy Spokesperson | Glasgow City Council

Party: Scottish Greens

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Meet the Team

Ashley Graczyk

Founder

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Ashley is an Independent Councillor for the

Sighthill-Gorgie ward in Edinburgh.

www.ashleygraczyk.com

Jessica Clack

Debate Moderator

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Jessica Clack is a Master's Graduate from Kings College London in Intelligence and International Security. She has worked with many of the top officials in the State of Utah, including the Governor’s Office, the State Legislature and the Director of Workforce Services. Jessica also won a National Debate Championship in America.