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 Tuesday, 26 June 2007
G8 Convergence Info PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 July 2004

This section of the site is for information on the convergences in Scotland.   Please read below for basic information.  For more information click on the links in the main menu.  If you have any convergence news please add it to this news section.

Practical Information

If you will be participating in the anti-G8 convergence in Scotland, more detailed information about the convergence space will be available here shortly.    In the meantime, read this page, or click on the sections below to get the info you need. Most importantly, we need help, so please visit our wish list and let us know if you can definately bring along any items.

Before you arrive

Organise locally into groups, and try to mobilise your local community.  Individuals are most welcome at the convergence, but organising into small groups, and larger clusters will make the convergence more worthwhile.  A list of existing local groups can be  found here, and you can add your local group to the list by creating a web-account.  Groups should try to arrive equipped to help, and be as self-sufficient as possible. 


Please check out the transport page, under the main menu.

Arrival and Accomodation in Scotland

Accomodation is being organised for Edinburgh, Glasgow and a rural convergence space.  The police and media regularly intimidate anyone offering space to those against the G8, of any political stripe. Do not be intimidated by this. There is legal accommodation for those who require it, but perhaps not enough for everybody. Families and those with other legal concerns will be prioritised with legal places to stay. There are plenty of other accommodation options.  If you are arriving many weeks in advance to help set up the convergence space, and want to rent a room in a house or apartment, we suggest you look in and even place an advert in one of the local rags, eg. the scotsman.  Full details on accommodation options are available here

For details on the spaces and info points being organised through the Dissent! Network please see the links under the main menu.


As much as possible, try to be self-sufficient!  There is a catering group that is co-ordinating kitchens from within the movement to come and cook at the convergence space. You can help by bringing  your own cutlery, plates, bowls, mugs, and consider forming mini-kitchens.  If every vehicle coming could bring along a sack of something they were able to get for free locally, that'd be great!!!  Email anarchisttpot (at) yahoo.co.uk if you and/or your group can help with food/catering.

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