Edinburgh Local

Local news

Highlights from our local news and events in 2017.

£1m investment is force for social good

MSPs and Partners at Big Issue Invest event
The University has invested £1 million in a new partnership that seeks to dismantle poverty and create opportunity for people and communities across the UK.

Sleep out makes big impact

Dog outside social bite house
University students and staff slept out on a freezing December night and raised over £50,000 to house homeless people in Edinburgh.

Season's Greetings!

University Christmas animation
Students of Animation at Edinburgh College of Art have created a fun Christmas card where a little star lights up the city.

Giving and receiving at Christmas

Christmas dog licking treats
Staff and students are busy fundraising and giving this Christmas, and the University also offers a great selection of unusual gifts.

Shoppers take part in Festival of Social Science

The Festival of Social Science came to Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal in November when shoppers took part in family-friendly activities organised by the University in conjunction with Leith Labs. 

Students develop business ideas that tackle social challenges

The mission for students taking part in the #makeyourmark project was to design a product that tackles social challenges whilst also making a profit.

City of Edinburgh honours University Principal

The prestigious Edinburgh Award has been given to the Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea.

Students splash colour in playground

Fourth year Graphic Design students researched, designed and installed a garden mural to inject some creativity into the playground of city-centre Tollcross Primary School.

Reunion for unique local residents

A remarkable group of local people, who have contributed to years of research to uncover the key to healthy ageing, have reunited in Edinburgh.

Rare artworks donated to gallery

One of Europe’s most influential painters has gifted a collection of work to the University’s Talbot Rice Gallery.