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The 22 – a new collaborative radio studio in Edinburgh

April 2, 2013 by


Over the last few weeks something very exciting has been taking shape in Argyle House, a giant former government building in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. In this unusual building, a group of independent producers, community radio makers, retired broadcasters, poets, sound artists, freelance journalists, writers and podcasters have come together to work on a […]

NENgaging the Inverleith community with social media

September 6, 2012 by


Last week we held our first ever NENgage session at Stockbridge Library. NENgage is a new project I’m running with blogger, writer and broadcaster Emily Dodd that aims to pass on social media skills like blogging, online video, and simple data journalism to community groups. It’s backed by the North Edinburgh News with funding from […]

Guardian Local comes to an end. So what’s next?

April 28, 2011 by


Perhaps appropriately, I found out about the end of the Guardian Local project on twitter yesterday. Michael MacLeod, who has been blogging like a whirlwind for the last eight months, tweeted the sad news that the Guardian Edinburgh – and it’s sister sites in Leeds and Cardiff – were all coming to an end. Hi […]

Edinbuzz social media surgery slideshow

March 7, 2011 by


Here’s a slideshow of one of our recent Edinbuzz social media surgeries, courtesy of Leith based photographer Miguel Ciriza. It was one of the busiest sessions we’ve had so far, and you get a real sense of how much energy and activity there is. This session is one of twelve we’ve been holding in Libraries […]

Another busy social media surgery in Fountainbridge

February 24, 2011 by


Last night’s social media surgery in Fountainbridge was very busy again, with nearly a dozen patients turning up for advice. Aside from a hairy moment at the start when it seemed as if we wouldn’t be able to get any of the computers to login, the session went well. We had a group from the […]

End of the line for Edinburgh’s community newspapers…UPDATED

February 10, 2011 by


Over the last six months I’ve been working with two fantastic community newspapers in Edinburgh, The Craigmillar Chronicle and The North Edinburgh News. I was recruited to help them adopt blogging and social media tools to reach a wider audience. We launched a new website for The Chronicle last year, and the new NEN blog […]

Edinburgh City Council abandons care and support tender for disabled people

February 1, 2010 by


After months of uncertainty, and a costly review, The City of Edinburgh Council has abandoned plans to put support and care services for disabled and mentally ill people out to tender. An independent report by Deloitte has concluded that whilst the intended process was “appropriate,” it’s implementation was “not as sufficiently meticulous or as thorough as […]