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As a packed audience last Sunday at Edinburgh found out, the answer to the question "Is the Future Arctic?" is 'yes'. You can view the proceedings in two videos from Democracy TV below to get a flavour of what the debate was like. But first; we asked some primary school... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
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Sponsored by the Scottish Government Speaker: Petter Haugneland, Communications Director, Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association Chair: Lesley Riddoch, writer and broadcaster Climate change poses serious challenges for transport throughout the world, including for car and vehicle use. As is almost always the case, the Nordic countries are leading the way in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
We invited the pupils of Pinkie St Peters Primary School in Musselburgh to record some questions for the "Is the Future Arctic?" panel. We showed the questions to the panelists. There was some surprise and general agreement - these were good questions. Check out the answers too. Arctic Circles Forum... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
After a change of speakers , we are delighted to announce two new women speakers from Greenland for the Nordic Horizons Arctic Circles Fringe event on Sunday 19 November. The first is Tukumminnguaq Nykjaer Olsen a young student & campaigner from Greenland who won this year’s Arctic Innovation prize. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
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You can download and print off the poster as required. Download V3.2 Arctic Circle Fringe Event Poster Here is the link to your booking of FREE tickets Book your tickets here. Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
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Thanks to John, Alison and Maggie for taking part in the Nordic Horizons break out session at Arctic Circle 2017. Thanks to Limma for hosting the session. Special mention has to be made of Alasdair Macleod who has blogged so eloquently about the experience. Brilliant writing and very interesting -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
Supported by the Scottish Government Speaker: Katrin Oddsdóttir - member of the Constitution Council of Iceland and political activist Respondent: Patrick Harvie - MSP, Glasgow, Green Chair: Lesley Riddoch, writer & broadcaster Tuesday 7 November 2017 - 1800-20.00 Scottish Storytelling Centre Edinburgh Iceland's Crowd Sourced Constitution was kicked into touch... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
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The Scottish Government has released a detailed policy document . We, at Nordic Horizons, are delighted to see this vision from the Scottish Government of closer practical cooperation and collaboration with our northern neighbours. It is also gratifying to see mention of our efforts in shaping some of the thinking... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
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This was a very special event for Nordic Horizons. It was the first after the sad death of our great friend and Nordic Horizons champion, Paddy Bort. The night was special and we hope you find the recording of this gathering to be informative and educational. It was. We have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
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This is a new publication from the Nordic Horizons team of Lesley Riddoch and the late Paddy Bort. It is a an interesting synopsis of a Nordic Horizons symposium from earlier this year. With a stellar cast of contributors, this short volume is both informative and provocative - download additional... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
Sponsored by Maree Todd MSP Supported by the Scottish Government Speaker: Frode Lindtvedt, Director of Local Democracy, International Politics and External Affairs at KS March 9 - 17.30 -19.30 at the Scottish Parliament Scotland has the largest councils in Europe, serving on average 170,000 people. The European average is 14,000.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Nordic Horizons
You will be pleased to know that a number of our guests from the event also popped up in the Scottish media. On Saturday, Bjort Samuelson MP and Tuomas Iso-Markku were interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland ( starts 17'09'' ends 26'04'' ) . The link is here. On Monday night,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Nordic Horizons
Valkommen till Sverige - Migration & asylum in Europe's most welcoming country Tuesday 22 November, Lecture Theatre 1, Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LE, 6 - 8pm Supported by the Scottish Government With Mikael Ribbenvik, Acting Director of the Swedish Migration Agency Chaired by Paddy Bort... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Nordic Horizons
It was an amazing afternoon of presentations, insights and discussion at the 'Scotland after Brexit - Lessons from the Nordics' event. Courtesy of DemocracyTV, we have a recording of the whole live stream in 4 parts. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at Nordic Horizons
Valkommen till Sverige - Migration & asylum in Europe's most welcoming country Tuesday 22 November, Lecture Theatre 1, Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LE, 6 - 8pm Supported by the Scottish Government With Mikael Ribbenvik, Acting Director of the Swedish Migration Agency Chaired by Lesley Riddoch,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2016 at Nordic Horizons
If you are unable to attend but would like to watch proceedings then check out this DemocracyTV Lifestream link - you can watch here. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Nordic Horizons
If you are a school student, college student or a university student; you can come to the Scotland after Brexit - Lessons from the Nordics for FREE. To reserve your place for the event taking place on October 29 from 12- 5.30pm at the George Square Theatre at the University... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at Nordic Horizons
Professor Tore Furevik delivered an interesting and engaging presentation at the recent Nordic Horizons event. Despite a number technical challenges, we have assembled a range of digital artefacts which capture the event. Here is a copy of his full presentation. You can download here. We have video footage of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2016 at Nordic Horizons
If you didn't get a ticket or were just unable to get along to this event at the Scottish Parliament - the event will be live streamed by the excellent Democracy TV team. You can watch from here. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at Nordic Horizons
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Tickets are available for purchase to this special event on the Nordic Horizons Eventbrite page here. Details of the event are here. How should a small nation like Scotland engage with Europe -- the Nordic countries have experienced every conceivable variant on the theme. Denmark (since 1973), Sweden and Finland... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2016 at Nordic Horizons
‘Climate Change - The view from Norway’ Professor Tore Furevik - University of Bergen Sponsored by Claudia Beamish MSP October 4 th 6.00pm Scottish Parliament Tickets are now available here Norway has one of the greenest energy profiles in the world with hydro energy powering many towns and industries. Scotland... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2016 at Nordic Horizons
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Two big themes today are the role of honours and what do we mean when we say 'local' ? David Cameron seems to have decided to award gongs to his buddies and Lesley has some thoughts. With elections looming next... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at Lesley Riddoch
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This week we talk about Lesley's foot operation, the 'summer initiative' , and the challenges of 'Brexit Lite' to the calls for indyref2. There is also another wager, and lots of news about forthcoming "Our Land" events . And other... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at Lesley Riddoch