Ewan Klein

Striking mural celebrates Black History Month in Edinburgh

Although it’s just outside the boundaries of Merchiston Community Council, this eye-catching portrait of Frederick Douglass by Trench One is definitely worth a mention. The mural is located on the corner of Lower Gilmore Place. It only appeared at the end of September 2020, coinciding nicely with the start of Black History Month. After escaping …

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Places and Communities: Envisioning Edinburgh after Covid-19

In a recent blog post Shaping a resilient future for Edinburgh, Daisy Narayanan has raised questions on what might be Edinburgh’s “new normal” in the wake of Covid-19: As we look ahead to the next few months, Edinburgh’s citizens will need to build individual and collective resilience to deal with significant challenges. How we continue …

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Friends of Harrison Park clean up the Caledonian Railway Path

On Saturday 4th January a large group of us, led by local councillor Gavin Corbett, grabbed litter pickers, bin bags, rakes and shovels and moved out along the path of the old Caledonian Railway, which runs from Harrison Palace to Dundee Terrace. We made use of the litter pickers supplied by Merchiston Community Council, which …

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