City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Activism


Local Fair Trade Winners Honoured

The winners of this year's Edinburgh Lord Provost Fair Trade Awards were revealed at a fair trade brunch earlier today.

Knits Make Transition From Trees To Knees

Anything Goes Knitting Group

Last year the ‘Anything Goes Knitting Group’ made headlines after they knitted 700 colourful squares to cover the trees at Leith Links for the “cool wool” part of the

Strange Theatre: Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves

The earth is trembling with the promise of a new wave as Strange Theatre present a mini-festival which kicks off this evening at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, centred on the company’s new

Scottish Cyclists Feeling a Little More Love

Cyclists salute at Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh cyclists have been feeling a little more loved after recent decisions at two levels of government - local and Scottish - on the amount of money being budgeted for cycling in coming years.

Friends of the Earth 2012 Ceilidh

Friends of the Earth Scotland's popular, annual fundraising Ceilidh.

The Robert Fish Band will lead the dancing and there'll also be a local and organic bar and a fundraising raffle.

SPOKES Protest Against Walking & Cycling Cuts

Green Bike Lane Sign

SPOKES, Edinburgh's long-running cycle advocacy group, is urging anyone who cares about cycling and walking in the city to attend its protest at St Andrew's House against the cuts to active tr

Edinburgh City Council Recognises Occupy Edinburgh

Alexander and Bucephalus

Edinburgh City Council yesterday voted to recognise the occupation in Edinburgh's financial quarter in St Andrew Square in a motion put forward by Green candidate Maggie Chapman.

Occupy Edinburgh Moving Tents In St Andrew Square

Participants in the Occupy Edinburgh encampment in St Andrew Square have agreed to move to a new location to the edge of the park in time for

Robin Hood Tax March & Festival

Robin Hood tax

Occupy Edinburgh continues to camp out in St Andrew Square, the heart of Edinburgh's historic financial district. Participants are acting out of solidarity with the global Occupy movement which is seeking action on the iniquities caused by the bank bailouts and to stop the financial and ecological debt that is being diverted onto future generations.

The Arab Spring - Tropes & Discourses

Professor Yasir Suleiman CBE FRSE
Professor of Modern Arabic Studies, University of Cambridge