Citizen at the North Edinburgh Community Festival

As part of our Citizen project, early this month our Communities Team and Adults Writing Group helped take the joy of the Book Festival to children and families at the North Edinburgh Festival.  Relaunched in 2022 the North Edinburgh Community Festival is an annual day-long festival held at West Pilton Park. This year’s edition featured over 100 organisations and, with …

Citizen with the Saheliya Champions

We reflect on our five online Citizen sessions with Saheliya, an organisation which supports and promotes the positive mental health and well-being of Black, minority ethnic, asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women and girls (12+) in Edinburgh, Glasgow and other parts of Scotland.

Reflecting on 2020: Community, Covid, and Courage

Our Communities Programme Director, Noëlle Cobden, reflects on her first 12 months leading our year-round work in Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond. Read on for her highlights of a strange year, how we pivoted our communtiy work to the digital realm, and the importance of connection to everything we achieved in 2020.

Stories & Scran: A Special Citizen Event

Our first ever virtual community meal – cook along with us at home!Tune in on Thursday 27 August at 7pm for Stories & Scran, an event with a three course meal catered by Scran Academy. If you’d like to cook along with us at home, scroll down to find the recipes below. It’s not long now until our Stories & Scran …