Our events aim to encourage better conversations through respectful dialogue in the expectation that out of this will come better solutions to some of the most difficult issues we face nationally and locally, corporately and individually.


We are delighted to announce the Better Conversations Bus Tour –  a series of public events and business breakfasts in the north-west of Scotland.

Better Conversations Bus Tour – 23-28 October 2017

Collaborative Scotland organised a series of public events and business breakfasts in the north-west of Scotland as part of our Better Conversations Bus Tour. Public meetings offered an opportunity to discuss in a safe space the really important issues that concern us all. The Business Breakfasts encouraged local businesses and organisations to explore how to…

Events in 2017

A Day of Storytelling with Ken Cloke

Date: Friday, 29 September 2017 Time: Networking breakfast from 9am. Event will start formally at 9.45am and will conclude at 3.30pm. Venue: Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

A Pop-Up Mediation Evening – Brexit: A Constitutional Crisis?

The UK and Scottish Governments – and other devolved administrations – seem to be at loggerheads over how to deal with Brexit – how might a mediation approach deal with the problem? During the Referendum on possible Scottish Independence, Collaborative Scotland and Core Solutions hosted a number of events to illustrate how a different approach…

Events from 2014 and 2015

Why didn’t we have this conversation a year ago?

24-27 August 2015: Mediating Conversations about Conflict at the Festival Fringe: The Church, the Constitution and the Climate An evening of dialogue about conflict, hosted by leading mediator John Sturrock. Featuring music with a house band, food and, more importantly, conversations with distinguished guest speakers about important contemporary issues where conflict abounds. Monday 24th August:…

Multi-Party Dialogue on the Challenge of Climate Change

Date: Friday 29 May 2015 As we head for the vital COP conference in Paris in December 2015, how can we engage diverse groups in a meaningful discussion about the real interests and issues which the challenge of global warming presents? Join us for a day-long event in which everyone participates, alongside subject matter experts,…

Multi-Party Dialogue

Thursday 30 October 2014, 6-9.30pm Edinburgh Training Centre, 16 St Mary’s St A Mediated Multi-Party Dialogue about what powers Scotland should now have, in light of the work of the Smith Commission. The session will include: discussion of how to prepare for a multi-party mediation; identification of the parties; conversations in groups, representing the parties…

Day of Dialogue

The Referendum: Respect and Reconciliation | Thursday 4 September 2014 Click here for the video recording of the Master Class with William Ury. View Programme The Day of Dialogue took place exactly two weeks prior to the referendum, to encourage people to reflect on how to handle the lead up to the referendum, and to look…

A  Dialogue on the Future of Scotland

Date: Wednesday 21st May 2014 Time: 5.30-9.30 Venue: Edinburgh Training Centre, St Mary’s Street