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Edinburgh’s historical association with the transatlantic slave trade

The history of Scotland’s capital is mostly rich, varied and deeply enthralling, yet unfortunately, when it comes to its association with slavery, Edinburgh possesses a still visible, disturbing legacy. As a nation, there is a sense of collective amnesia surrounding Scotland’s involvement in the Transatlantic slave trade. It is time we acknowledge our collective responsibility […]

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The plan to stop the impending development of Leith walk

The hostility between citizens and property developers continue to increase while the public battle to preserve the community of Leith Walk. Campaigners led by the grassroots organisation Save Leith Walk have been working endlessly to prevent the destruction of the area’s heritage. The petition has received backing from many high-profile figures including Jeremy Corbyn and […]

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New reusable cup initiative is a step in the right direction

Throughout campus in both university owned and Edinburgh University Students’ Association cafés, a new shift in policy has been adopted; switching from rewarding those who bring a re-usable cup, to penalising those who choose disposable. Customers will now pay an additional 25p to purchase a disposable cup instead of reducing the value of drinks served […]