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Preserving a community: an interview with Ian Hood from Save Leith Walk

Ian Hood, a founder of the Save Leith Walk campaign, stood in Bristo Square last week thrusting petitions into students’ hands. After agreeing to an interview, I met Ian, accompanied…

The “Studentification” of Edinburgh: understanding gentrification

On 30 January, as Edinburgh councillors announced the rejection of a proposal to build student accommodation in Leith, applause erupted from the public benches. The success of the grassroots campaign…