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New Edinburgh tourist tax sparks debate on how to spend its revenue

On 16 January the Scottish Parliament voted in favour of a bill allowing councils to introduce a tourist tax, which has sparked a debate on how the revenue should be…

Student Council vote on adopting pro-choice stance, replacing Activities Representative system

On Thursday 27 October, Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) held their monthly Student Council meeting. The meeting discussed a motion on making the Students’ Association explicitly pro-choice, as well as…

Homelessness in the LGBT community: are councils doing enough?

Councils in England have been turning away LGBT people who are homeless, asking them to show proof of their living situation. The Albert Kennedy Trust, an LGBT youth homeless charity,…

City of Edinburgh Council challenged to tackle growing overtourism

Edinburgh has been named by a CNN Travel report as one of the world’s ‘overtourism hotspots’ alongside Rome, Venice, Amsterdam and Barcelona. The effects of overtourism in the city, such…