Alastair Stewart: We need to see our history as it is, not how we want it to be
As a new installation reflecting on Scotland’s history with the slave trade exhibits in Edinburgh, Alastair Stewart argues that the country lives with a “collective amnesia” about uncomfortable aspects of its past
Ashley Graczyk: Ban anti-tenant ads on Lothian Buses
Ashley Graczyk, independent councillor for the Sighthill-Gorgie ward of Edinburgh, argues that Lothian Buses’ promotion of Nestify risks exacerbating the capital’s housing crisis
AIRBNB management service Nestify has recently launched an advertising campaign on Lothian Buses, encouraging landlords to consider short term lets, which feeds the narrative that tenants are disposable, and that profiteering from property is more important than providing long term homes.
These ads are also undermining the Edinburgh Council's City Housing Strategy.
Joe Spailpeen: Edina, sister-up with Gaza!
Joe Spailheen argues that Scotland’s capital should twin itself with embattled Gaza
IT’S not every day you get the opportunity to ask a direct question of your country’s leader. I was lucky enough to get just that at an event in this year’s Edinburgh Book Festival.
#AUOBEdinburgh: A look back at Scotland’s biggest demo for independence
The march is thought to have attracted over 200,000 people
THE latest All Under One Banner march in Edinburgh last Saturday has been widely described as the biggest demonstration in support of Scottish independence yet, with many estimates placing those in attendance at over 200,000 in number.
On the morning of 5 October, the march received the support of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and achieved a massive turnout despite rainy conditions.
Rob Connell: Edinburgh's Immigration Problem
Rob Connell, prospective SNP candidate as MP for Edinburgh South constituency, argues that the capital city is heading for a major demographic time-bomb if it is constrained by UK immigration policy post-Brexit
EDINBURGH, and Scotland as a whole, is developing a serious immigration problem.
Iain Black: Thank You for 2014
Iain Black, co-convenor of the Scottish Independence Convention and Voices for Scotland board member, publishes a note of thank you to everyone he campaigned with in the 2014 referendum, and explains why that campaign meant so much to him
As part of the five year anniversary, I wanted to contribute a very personal and local thank you, written to all those people with whom I campaigned during the first Scottish independence referendum. I posted it on Facebook on 31 December 2014.
Ashley Graczyk: My local community can't wait much longer for government to finally sort out Planning
Ashley Graczyk, independent councillor for the Sighthill-Gorgie ward in Edinburgh, says that the planning system has clearly not been delivering for local communities for a long time – but government continues to prevaricate on serious reform