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Edinburgh Settlements on Leith Walk

Edinburgh Settlement is a part of the international Settlement movement which started over 100 years ago. It forms part of a global network of social action centres which work closely with local communities, representing and responding to needs and aspirations, to promote social and environmental justice.

In late 2010, financial difficulties forced the loss of many of Edinburgh University Settlement’s established community projects. The Edinburgh Settlement continues it’s work, under the auspices of The International Federation of Settlements and Neighbourhood Centres – Europe (IFS-Europe).

A core part of the continuing aim of the initiative is ensuring the safe keeping and provision of access to the extensive archives of the Edinburgh Settlement for research.  Ragged University has offered support to the continuation of the Settlements archive, partly by providing a home to digitize the Settlement archives, thus making them accessible to the public here:

 

  • Craigmillar Coat of Arms
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    1936: Extract from Minutes of the Settlement's Annual Meeting
    13th December 2014
    Edinburgh Settlement, Other Archives
    The Annual Meeting of the Edinburgh University Settlement Association, held in Craigmillar College, Craigmillar,...
  • Letter From Secretary of Edinburgh Settlements
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    1906: Letter Officially Appointing C. W. G. Taylor as First Warden of Edinburgh Settlement
    26th February 2016
    Edinburgh Settlement
    C. W. G. Taylor, Esq. Passmore Edward Settlement, Tavistock Place, London.   Dear Mr. Taylor, EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT ASSOCN. It is...
  • The Forest Cafe
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    Educational History: The Edinburgh Settlement
    16th September 2014
    Edinburgh Settlement, History, Other Archives
    The Edinburgh Settlement is a multi-purpose voluntary organisation with a rich history spanning more...
  • Sir David Wilkie by Sir David Wilkie
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    Newsclipping: Adult Education Endowment Wanted
    26th February 2016
    Edinburgh Settlement
    Edinburgh University Settlement Work: Adult Education Endowment Wanted To support the extended work of the...
  • Winston Churchill opens Edinburgh Settlement
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    6th March 1931: Winston Churchill opens the new Edinburgh Settlement extension
    17th December 2016
    Edinburgh Settlement
    Here is a photograph of when Winston Churchill opened the new Edinburgh Settlement extension...
  • Thrift Shop Advert Edinburgh Settlement
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    1937: 'Everybody's Thrift Shop' Opened by Edinburgh Settlement
    21st March 2016
    Edinburgh Settlement
    "One of the earliest charity shops in the UK was set up by the...

 


 

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