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Leith: where local needs are global

Another important thing…we need to know how power works, how politics works. You can’t just order democracy online and get it delivered the next day!

Jane Jones

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?

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Wanted: an Angel for Leith


Where once only the sounds of heavy industry could be heard, now you can hear the sweet refrains of music and warm ripples of applause.

With a bit of imagination, Leith Walk could be one of the grandest streets in Edinburgh. It is already one of the most interesting but on a sunny September afternoon you can see beyond the shuttered windows to the castle on the horizon.  Picture a tram gliding up from  waterfront to city centre.  And there you have it, a European capital. Or at any rate a northern city with the true grit and guts of Gateshead. Continue reading

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