Navigate / search

Edinburgh Settlement

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
    READ MORE
    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,...
  • Sir David Wilkie by Sir David Wilkie
    READ MORE
    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...
  • Philip Kerr, 11th Marquess of Lothian (1882-1940). Founder of Newbattle Abbey adult education college in 1937.
    READ MORE
    1935: Report of Address by Lord Lothian, Founder of Newbattle Abbey College
    25th October 2014
    Edinburgh Settlement, Other Archives
    The value of adult education was emphasised by the Marquess of Lothian, C.H., in...
  • Winston Churchill opens Edinburgh Settlement
    READ MORE
    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...
  • Letter From Secretary of Edinburgh Settlements
    READ MORE
    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...
  • Sir James Barrie
    READ MORE
    1933 to 1934: Edinburgh Settlement Annual Report; Kirk O'Field College
    15th March 2016
    Edinburgh Settlement
    After the official opening by Sir James Barrie on the 28th October 1933, the...

 


 

List of Articles: