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Edinburgh Wikimedia Meetup Number 10[edit]

Date and time: Thursday 5th May 2016 5.15pm onwards[edit]

Location: The National Library of Scotland visitor centre, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW. (See map)[edit]

Point of contact: Ewan McAndrew (Email:[edit]

Optional Activity @ 5.15pm: Plague exhibition at the NLS, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh.][edit]

"The National Library of Scotland's exhibition examines the plague, cholera, smallpox, and many other contagious diseases that affected Scotland over the past 700 years. Discover how Scotland dealt with contagious diseases, through official and personal papers, religious writings, literature, press reactions and responses from folk medicine and the sciences."
Let me know asap if you would like to attend this.
Cost: FREE.


  1. 5.15pm to 6pm - (Optional) Visit the Plague exhibition at the National Library of Scotland.
  2. 6pm to 8pm - Wiki meetup in the National Library of Scotland Visitor Centre cafe.

The meetup will be an informal gathering with no formal agenda, but please feel free to add any topics that you'd like to raise for discussion.

About the meetup[edit]

This is intended to include any interested Wikimedians who find themselves in Edinburgh or can make their way to Edinburgh on the day. Anyone who has attended previous meetups in Glasgow or Edinburgh encouraged to return to meet new faces! It will be a social gathering for Wikimedia enthusiasts, where we...

  • (Optional) Visit an interesting exhibition which has been getting great reviews.
  • Have a bite to eat and a drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic!).
  • Chat about Wikipedia and any other topics we fancy!
  • Explore how we can encourage others to engage with Wikipedia and arrangements for future Edinburgh Wiki meetups.

This is mainly a casual social event. You can expect to meet some very keen Wikipedians, however this is also an open invitation to anyone interested in finding out more about Wikipedia, other Wikimedia projects, projects re-using Wikipedia, and other collaborative wiki projects. Feel free to come along and raise these discussions!


The National Library of Scotland is extremely accessible via train for those travelling from outside the city, and via bus for Edinburgh residents. Its visitor centre offers food, drinks, and WiFi and should give us plenty of room to meet and have a chat after work!

Join the ScotWiki Mailing list!

If you can't attend this meetup, but are interested in possibly attending other Wikimedia events in Scotland, or want to keep track of what's going on in the Scottish World of Wiki, join the ScotWiki Mailing List now!


Attendees of an Edinburgh meetup in 2011 showcase their shirts!

Add your name to this list if you can make it to our tenth meeting. Note that people of all ages, all experience levels, and all Wikimedia projects are welcome!

Please also invite any other Wikimedians in Scotland that you know (or have had wiki dealings with), or anyone who might be interested in joining us – spread the word!


Please add your Wiki Username below if you are attending:

  1. Ewan McAndrew - Wikimedian in Residence at the University of Edinburgh
  2. Gill Hamilton - Digital Access Manager at National Library of Scotland

Maybe Attending[edit]

Please add your Wiki Username below:

  1. Probably AlasdairW (talk) 22:21, 22 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Probably --SylviaStanley (talk) 14:06, 1 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Spotting us / Arrangements for arrival[edit]

I'll wait at the reception area at 5.15-5.25pm to see if people want to join me walking round the Plague exhibition. Otherwise I'll setup a table in the cafe for 6pm which you're welcome to come join me then. I'll be carrying a Wikimedia bag and can leave some Wiki merchandise on the tabletop. Either that or I'll wear a panama hat so you can recognise me. Whatever works for people trying to find us.

This is me - to help you find me.