Quality of life

Edinburgh's quality of life

10th International Conference of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs)

Submitted by edg on Mon, 14 Dec '09 9.03am

This is the first time an official United Nations-supported event has taken place in Scotland. Delegates from over 80 countries including national human rights institutions (NHRIs), international and regional experts, United Nations officials, government representatives, civil society and business organisations will discuss human rights issues on the theme of Business and Human Rights, and the role national institutions can play in improving human rights in a globalised world.

The Madness And The Mayhem of Edinburgh's Festival

Submitted by Alex Eades on Tue, 4 Aug '09 10.59am

"I want to die. I want a comet to hurtle down from the sky and flatten me like a pancake". Such a cheery bunch we Edinburgh lot are. That was the morning greeting of a dear friend of mine...she is no longer my friend.

I can't stand a misery guts. But then, in all fairness, we haven't really had a lot to cheer about of late, have we? Tram works. Garbage strikes. Ridiculous weather. The recession. Urgh!