KELTY, SCOTLAND: “Basic Income: Real Social Security” (Jan 28)

BIEN’s Scottish affiliate, Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland (CBINS), will be holding a public event in Kelty, a town in Fife, on Saturday, January 28. The location is notable in part because the council area of Fife is presently investigating the possibility of a basic income pilot in one of its towns.

Karl Widerquist, credit: Enno Schmidt

The theme of the event is “Basic Income: Real Social Security”. BIEN co-chair Karl Widerquist will be the keynote speaker, and additional invited speakers include members of the Fife Council, Scottish Government, Department of Work and Pensions, and Inland Revenue, who will discuss the latest plans and possibilities for a pilot project in Fife.

Launched in November 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland, CBINS is one of BIEN’s newest affiliates.

More information about the Kelty event is available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1637025389924686/

See also the listing on BIEN’s event calendar.


Reviewed by Genevieve Shanahan 

Photo: West Bucklay farm, in Fife near Kelty; CC BY 2.0 B4bees

Kate McFarland

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Kate began following the Basic Income movement in late 2015. She then began reporting for Basic Income News in March 2016, joined BIEN's Executive Committee in July 2016, and was appointed Secretary of BIEN's US affiliate (USBIG) in November 2016. She has received funding from the Economic Security Project and Patreon for her work for Basic income News.

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