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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 Venchie
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    1960: University Settlement Plan Craigmillar Adventure Playground
    11th May 2016
    Edinburgh Settlement
    Scotland's first "adventure playground," modelled on Scandinavian lines, is to be established in the...
  • Certificate of Art Therapy
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    1994: Edinburgh University Settlement's School of Art Therapy; Historical Outline
    30th December 2014
    Edinburgh Settlement, Other Archives
    The Origins of Scotland's School of Art Therapy By Nicholas A. Flavin (Director, Edinburgh University...
  • 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...
  • Edinburgh
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    1980 Review of Edinburgh Settlement's Policy and Activities
    12th October 2014
    Edinburgh Settlement
    This is a transcription of the 1980 review of Edinburgh Settlement's Policy and Activities,...
  • 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...
  • Philip Kerr, 11th Marquess of Lothian (1882-1940). Founder of Newbattle Abbey adult education college in 1937.
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    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...

 


 

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