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Vigils held in Edinburgh after Sarah Everard murder

TW: sexual assault, sexual violence Vigils similar to those held in London for the murder of Sarah Everard have taken place in Edinburgh this week, both online and in the Meadows. Several events have been held by the organisation, Reclaim These Streets, who were responsible for the vigil in Clapham Common.  Reclaim These Streets states […]

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An Interview with the Founder of Meadows Share

With over 47,000 members and averaging at about 120 posts a day, Edinburgh’s largest community Facebook group, The Meadows Share, has become a part of the daily lives of many who live in Scotland’s capital. Whether you have some items of furniture you no longer need, you’re looking to borrow a kitchen utensil, or you […]

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Soup and sailing with Murray MacDonald

Murray MacDonald tells me there are two sides to him. The ‘social media’ side of Murray – amiable, chipper, and perhaps “too confident,” he claims, in a hail-fellow-well-met sort of way – is most likely the Murray known to the Edinburgh locals that make up the Facebook group The Meadows Share, an online free exchange […]

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Anti-vaccine film prevented from being screened at Pleasance

An anti-vaccine (or ‘antivaxx’) film ‘Vaxxed II: The People’s Truth’ was set to be screened on Saturday 22 February in Pleasance, an Edinburgh University Students’ Association venue, according to Edinburgh Evening News, who found an Eventbrite page to the screening. The film is the sequel to an anti-vaxx film, ‘Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastorphe,’ directed […]

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Meadows Share: insight into Edinburgh’s online free-cycling community

The old ideal of the tight-knit neighbourhood, with the whole block coming together to build a house, sharing tools and resources, seems to have died with mass production and 1950s consumerism. Now everyone has their own hammer, so to speak. However, the internet plus the focus on limiting waste has coalesced to form a modern […]