How can the great wealth of knowledge and talent in Leith be harnessed? What is the best way to develop a shared understanding of the local potential to meet needs and overcome obstacles? Leith Conference
The place is packed. The hall is fairly humming with that unmistakeable sound of people getting properly engaged. All ages. Busy tackling the big issues of local life. So why are we worried about who is not here?
Continue reading “Leith is many places, whose voice is unheard?”
The heat is on. Menu
written. Recipes ready. Shopping done. Cooking starts tomorrow. World Kitchen
in Leith is preparing for a tenth anniversary celebration at Saturday’s Gala
Day on Leith Links. And memories are
Continue reading “World Kitchen in Leith celebrates a Gala Day birthday with food for thought”
The play’s the thing. Or is it? Our latest Shadow Scheme raises some fascinating fundamental questions about the ‘great game of power’ between local communities and government.
Continue reading “How to play the great game of power?”
One eye in the rear view mirror, one on the road, we set out one chilly evening in search of an ancient walled garden. Behind us, modern towers of Edinburgh’s waterfront recede into grey skies. Ahead glimmers a pale setting sun. But where exactly are we going? Continue reading “World Kitchen in Leith discovers Granton’s secret garden”
So there is such a thing as a free lunch! On Sunday 6 May Changeworks sets out to feed a thousand people in Leith with food that would otherwise go to waste. Continue reading “Feeding the 1000 – a food ‘waste’ feast”
The marchers were blind men from sheltered workshops and trade union councils. They wanted pensions and workers’ rights; “Justice not charity” was their motto.
Justice not charity…the words ring with significance in our troubled time. With their characteristic pioneering energy, Disability History Scotland invite us to discover and celebrate the Scots involved in The Forgotten Peoples March, on Saturday 2 December. Over to DHS to explain the background to this timely event for Disability History Month 2017. Continue reading “The Forgotten Pioneers: Disability History Month 2017”
How to make bread? Here’s a long overdue Friday food story to share a basic recipe which produces good tasty loaves. But first a confession: Continue reading “Making and breaking bread (without Bake Off)”
A new way of working is in the air. That’s the bold, cheering and challenging statement at the start of the Community Manifesto which emerged from a series of community discussion events in Leith and north Edinburgh. Can we turn words into actions? Continue reading “More power for local people”
People are not pawns to be traded in some game. Our young people should have the same opportunities to work, study and travel abroad as I, and many others, have enjoyed.
Martin Veart, Liberal Democrat candidate for Edinburgh North and Leith, identifies housing, health and education, as local priorities in his answers to the Leith Open Space #onlinehustings: five questions for our five candidates. Continue reading “You see something wrong, you want to fix it: Martin Veart”
My daughters were and are a big influence – I want them to inherit a better world and a better country and I want young people to have every chance to enjoy life and do amazing things.
Deidre Brock, Scottish National Party candidate for Edinburgh North and Leith, highlights austerity, foodbanks, immigration and investing in young and old among her responses to Leith Open Space #onlinehustings: five questions for our five candidates.
Continue reading “There’s a bucketful of work to be done: Deidre Brock”