Welcome to Leith Open Space website, hosted by Leith Open Space Group, organisers of multicultural discussion events in Leith and founding members of the World Kitchen in Leith.
We formed in 2005 in the aftermath of the London bombings. Our first Open Space discussion event invited local people from a wide range of ethnic minority communities to come together. Since 2006 we have also been co-ordinating Opening Doors to Democracy, an informal shadowing scheme.
Leith Open Space was founded and supported by members of the local Labour party. In the spirit of Open Space our events are non-party-political, discussions and decisions are decided by the people who take part. In 2015 we supported an Open Space community discussion event which has led to the development of Side by Side and the publication of a non-party political Community Manifesto for Edinburgh Northern and Leith.
We hope you will join in and look forward to hearing your views.