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Hello hackers, makers and assorted miscreants!

I'm calling from the Scottish Consulate [1], Scotland's travelling hacker collective.
We are a group who go to the major hacker & maker events around Europe to run a chilled out, social workspace for all with an evening party atmosphere. We've mostly been run out of 57North in Aberdeen, but as we're beginning to make friends from all round the world, so I'd like to invite you guys to join us on our future adventures!

The places we've been recently include EMF Camp 2016 [2], CCCamp 2015 [3] and the winter CCC Congress, most recently 32C3 [4] in our ongoing attempt to misrepresent our nation in the eyes of foreigners.
While visiting these event we generally open out friendship to people of all nations and are nurturing an international community of like minded individuals.

During our extensive travels we have met crazy Scots doing interesting things and we feel that by coming together we can better showcase what Scotland is capable of. Some of you who already go to these events may have met us, others are yet to have the pleasure. We'd like some more creative friends to come and play.  At the very least, more people to idle on irc with would be cool.

If you've never been to a hacker conference or camp, it is a great entry point into hacker culture, and an excellent way of improving your own skills at an incredible pace. You also get to meet new people and have a great party.
We have a range of individuals who'll help guide you through your first event - from finding talks to see and presenting your own talks to sitting in our communal area working on a project or partying all night long.

To see the events we've been to and the planning efforts for where we're going next (33C3, December 2016), check out the events page on our wiki [5]
We are willing to travel to visit your space or group, make a formal introduction, talk about how great hacker events are or just hang out for a while.

If you want to learn more, check out the website [1] or get directly in contact [6]. 
We're idling on irc and have a mailing list for you to keep up with the latest news and nonsense.

IMPORTANT: We are in no way associated with or have any diplomatic mission related to the Government of Scotland or the UK. We just thought the name was fun.

[1] https://scottishconsulate.org/
[2] https://www.emfcamp.org/
[3] https://events.ccc.de/camp/2015/
[4] https://events.ccc.de/congress/2015/
[5] https://scottishconsulate.org/events
[6] https://scottishconsulate.org/contact

Recipients

We should probably ask the mailing list owner for permission first. Also it's better to beg forgiveness than ask permission.

Hacklabs

  • 57North
  • Edinburgh Hacklab
  • Dundee Makerspace
  • Electron Club (Glasgow)

Makerspaces

  • Make Aberdeen
  • Maklab (Multiple Locations) <maklab.co.uk>

Lugs

Academia

  • Abertay Ethical hacking soc
  • Strathclyde Uni Geeksoc
  • St Andrews Computing Society
  • Dundee Computing Society
  • Napier Security Society

Misc

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