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“Unsustainable and costly”:  Home Secretary urges Scottish government to house asylum seekers on cruise ship

Home Secretary James Cleverly has urged the Scottish government to take on more asylum seekers and suggested housing them on a cruise ship. In a letter to First Minister Humza…

Hibernian on the edge: a review of their match against St. Mirren

Yesterday, Hibernian FC hosted St. Mirren, 10th in the Premiership, on the 24th day of the championship. A game lost 3-0 by Nick Montgomery‘s side hindering their chances of achieving…

Is Leith Comedy Festival Providing Leith with the Cultural Resurgence it Needs?

From 6th – 8th October the first Leith Comedy Festival was held in the area, championing local artists and bringing investment into a neighbourhood that, while gentrified in the centre,…

Ships set to house asylum seekers refused entry to Edinburgh dock

Barges set to house migrants as part of the Illegal Migration Bill have been refused permission to dock in Edinburgh. A ship was denied berth in Leith Docks, mirroring similar…

Lighting up Leith Links

Despite Leith’s improving reputation, its Links appear to be holding the area back in terms of matching the safety of other parts of Edinburgh. Although there is widespread concern over…

A Testament To Wild Swimming

This International Women’s Day, I will be celebrating with a sunrise swim at Portobello in order to commemorate the sense of community and solidarity of shared pain which IWD is…

Sunshine on Leith

One year Hearts’ junior, Hibs were founded by members of Edinburgh’s Irish community living on the Cowgate, and initially shared the Meadows with their rival. Their title drought is even…

Reviewing Ross MacRae’s Submerged at the Custom House

Atlantis in the making, Submerged takes a hauntingly close look at the potential future awaiting us. The collection contains a variety of intriguing scenes – from illustrating the darkest, unfathomable…