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Over 2,000 people boycott Edinburgh nightclubs

On 28 October, people across Edinburgh boycotted nightclubs in response to the recent surge of spiking across not just Scottish cities, but the whole nation. Over the past month, the ‘Girls Night In’ online campaign has gained traction across almost 50 locations, such as Edinburgh, St Andrews, Bristol, Exeter, Liverpool and London. Still, the campaign […]

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What do we want? Safe spaces! When do we want them? Now!

Written by Karishma Balasubramanian and Antonina Dolecka On the 30th of October at 5:30 pm, a large group of people holding placards, banners, megaphones and safety jackets gathered in Bristo Square. They were gathered to participate in a protest march against the recent rise in spikings and gender-based violence that have taken over Edinburgh’s nightlife. […]

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The Student in conversation with the ‘Girls Night In’ boycott organisers

Lucy Saddler speaks to Milly Seaford and Martha Williams about their boycott and its aims. With social distancing restrictions eased and nightclubs reopened, students in Edinburgh have been rediscovering the city’s nightlife. Yet an increase in reports of alleged incidents of spiking has caused widespread concern to ripple through the student community and wider.  Instagram […]

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Boycott of Edinburgh nightclubs on 28 October

As students returned to dance floors across the country with pandemic restrictions easing, stories of alleged incidents of club goers being spiked, including by injection in night clubs in Edinburgh, have started to emerge.  Students have been using various instagram accounts such as @edi_anonymous or @girlsnightinedinburgh to report their stories of spiking.  Students have reported experiencing […]

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Spiking by injection reported in Edinburgh nightclubs

CW: sexual assault, rape Ten students in Edinburgh have come forward with allegations that they have been spiked by needle while at venues in the city. These allegations come through student sexual assault advocacy group Edi Anonymous, which in a press statement on Thursday 14th revealed that ten women students in the city had reported […]