2018 Annual Gathering

Eco-Congregation Scotland Annual Gathering 2018

Saturday 28th April 2018, 10:30am – 4:00pm
Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL

The climate is changing. Wildlife is being lost. The seas are filled with plastic. Waste is out of control.

But that can change.

The planet is changing hands.

Every day.

Amazing new personalities, talents, attitudes and ambitions are born every day and in celebration of the Year of Young People 2018, this event focuses on the planet passed on from generation to generation. Every day poses problems of a deteriorating world, but also chances to learn and take action. This event will focus on what we have seen and what we have to say about our shared world and the planet being passed on. What will you give? What will you inherit?

Come along.

Celebrate it.

Talk about it.

Take action.

We particularly encourage young people to attend.

Can you bring a young person with you?

Are you a church youth leader?

There is no booking fee but we invite donations on the day to cover the venue hire and catering costs.

Download a flyer here.



The Eco-Congregation Gathering 2018 will be an opportunity for people of all ages and back grounds to come together and discuss the future during International Year of Young People.

The event will focus on the world future generations will inherit and actions we can take to make a difference.
Pictures from the photography competition will be on display and the photographers will have the opportunity to share and describe what the image means to them.

10:30 Registration, teas and coffees
11:00 AGM (for charity members only)
11:00 Photograph event (downstairs)
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Speakers and Discussion Tables
14:30 Refreshments and Feedback
15:00 Competition Winners
5:30 Closing worship
16:00 Finish



Tearfund Global Advocacy and Influencing Director, Ruth Valerio and Green MSP,
Ross Greer, will be speaking and collaborating to lead us through a day of discussion and ideas.


Photo Competition

In the run up to the Gathering we ran a photo competition on environmental themes. Judging is about to take place and winners will be notified shortly.


Location and Transport

The address for the venue is Augustine United Church George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL (map).

Public Transport

5-10 minutes walk from Waverley Railway Station

5 – 10 minutes walk from Princes’ Street which serves most of the Lothian Buses routes.

10-12 minutes walk from Edinburgh Bus Station


There is very little parking in Edinburgh city-center besides limited on-street, pay-and-display parking. We recommend using the Edinburgh Park-and-Ride if you plan on driving from afar.

Disabled Access

The building is fully accessible by wheelchair. Please ring the bell outside the church and someone will open the side door with ramp access to assist you.


We will be providing a light lunch of soup and sandwiches. Tea and coffee will also be provided. Please fill out your dietary requirements on the booking form.


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There is no booking fee but we invite donations on the day to cover the venue hire and catering costs.