Book now for Speak Out: Peoples Politics event

Speak Out event

With the Scottish Parliamentary elections set for May, the Church of Scotland is inviting you to a special evening event that will give you the chance to question leaders from Scotland's political parties.

Speak Out: People's Politics will be held on April 4 in the Assembly Hall on the Mound.

Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, Convener of the Church and Society Council, says:

"Every day the Church lives and works alongside ordinary individuals of extraordinary character. On the fourth of April we will be hosting Speak Out: People's Politics. This is an opportunity to put the stories of those with lived experience of some of Scotland's hardships at the heart of the discussion, and to invite our political leaders to listen along with us as together we explore how might make a difference.

"Over the last two of years Scotland has seen a record number of people casting their vote at the ballot box. It is vital that this engagement is matched with the involvement of all our communities. The fourth of April is a chance to put people and their stories are at the centre of the discussion, to place our focus on people and not just parties."

In 2015 the Church's Speak Out campaign heard from 10,000 people who shared their vision for Scotland's future. Now the Church is inviting you to ask Scotland's political parties how they would make that vision a reality.

The Moderator of the General Assembly Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison will chair the event, which will feature leaders from the Conservative, Green, Labour, Liberal Democratic and Scottish National parties.

Join us as we share the results of our Speak Out:10,000 Voices for Change consultation. Put your questions to leaders from all sides of the political spectrum, and hear from three people with important stories to share.

The issues explored during the evening will reflect the real life experiences, hopes and concerns of people who took part in the Speak Out consultation.

So clear your calendar on April 4 and make sure you get your chance to speak out to Scotland's political leaders. You can book your free tickets on Eventbrite.

What: Speak Out: People's Politics

When: Monday, 4th April, from 6:30 - 8.00pm

Where: Assembly Hall, Mound Place, EH1 2LU Edinburgh

Who: Chair: The Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison (Moderator of the General Assembly)

Conservatives: Annabel Goldie

Greens: Patrick Harvie

Labour: Kezia Dugdale

Liberal Democrats: Willie Rennie

SNP: John Swinney

Access information: for stair-free access please use the Lawnmarket entrance

For all further enquiries contact the Church and Society office on 0131 2403006, or email