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Common Weal Angus

We're a group of like-minded folk from across Angus working together to make a difference in Angus.

What do we do? Whatever we want that we think will make a difference. What we are not is a talking shop where we talk the talk but never actually make a difference. People discuss and sound out potential ideas that they are passionate about and if other folk in the group are also interested the idea grows from there. Even if some folk are not that interested in the idea everyone pitches in when support is required.

Our story in brief

Our first meeting was held in November 2014, and since then folk in the group have been involved in:

  • holding a Festival of Sharing,
  • Andy Wightman giving a talk on Who Owns Scotland?
  • A fact finding trip out to the Isle of Eigg,
  • starting Angus Solidarity for Refugees
  • rolling programme of speakers/discussions –
  • Craig Murray, former UK Ambassador
  • Duncan McCann, New Economics Foundation researcher
  • Lesley Riddoch, broadcaster, journalist and commentator
  • Robin McAlpine, Director of the Common Weal
  • Andy Wightman, land reform researcher and campaigner
  • Willie Sullivan, Electoral Reform Society Scotland
  • Paul Kavanagh, blogger, journalist and speaker
  • establishing, and running, a community garden project called Food is Free;
  • two Scottish land reform campaigns with associated local protests on derelict urban land; 
  • establishing and running a project to support refugees from the Syrian conflict; 
  • Film screening: The Divide and post screening discussion with Loki, [aka Darren McGarvey] blogger, journalist and author
  • Held - The effect of Brexit on fishing, farming, food & drink.

    An evening of debate and discussion about the effect of Brexit on our local economy – June 2018.

    Chair - Peter Syme, former head of the Open University.
    Virginia Osborne-Antalovi of Kinclunie Estate.
    Euan Walker Munro, chair of NFU for Angus.

William Houston – Angus Growers

Colin Edgar – E & O Fish

We are currently planning a new Festival of Sharing in the spring of 2019.

Join Us

1st Monday of the month, Two Sisters café, 28 High Street Carnoustie, Angus DD7 6AQ




April 2019