City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Activism


Voter Turnout Doubles At Scottish Youth Elections

Scottish Youth Parliament at Holyrood

Government austerity measures, the threats posed by climate change, and the uncertainities brought on by rapid globalisation, have galvanised the youth of today into becoming increasingly politically active.

Cat and Mouse, 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day Reading

A reading, on the anniversary of International Women's Day, of a new play looking at the experience of imprisoned suffragettes on hunger strike.

George Monbiot's Left Hook Tour

George Monbiot

Guardian columnist and author George Monbiot comes out swinging against his critics in his "Left Hook" tour. The event is part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival.

Arthur's Seat Festival Lightshow Secures Funding

Speed of Light, created by public art organisation NVA, is today confirmed as being funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to create a cultural legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games across the UK.

TEDGlobal 2011

TED goes to Ed for the first time with TEDGlobal.

Grassroots Climate Exchange

How can staff and students make the necessary changes to achieve a low carbon world? Inspired by student groups, students' associations, and the growing Transition movement, colleges and universities are leading the way. Times/venue TBA

Community Groups Invited To Bid For Climate Change Cash

Cyclists on Teviot Place

Communities, small and large, across Scotland, are being encouraged to get proactive in the fight against climate change with the help of government funding. The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) has been extended and is open to applications for the 2011/2012 round.

Video: Save the Assembly Rooms campaign

Supporters of the campaign to "Save the Assembly Rooms" speak out against plans to create shops and restaurant out of the existing rooms on the ground floor.

Students Snowball Scottish Parliament

Students protesting education cuts took to the streets again today, marching from Bristo Square, down the Royal Mile to Holyrood, where they dotted the sides of the Scottish Parliament with snowballs.

Youth To Debate Global Issues at City Chambers

High School pupils from across Eastern Scotland will take part in a model united Nations conference at Edinburgh City Chambers tomorrow.