Splash of colour raises cash for charity

Students from across the University have created a colouring book of iconic locations in Edinburgh.

A team from the Business School collaborated with students in Edinburgh College of Art to launch the publication. It features illustrations of landmarks, such as Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood Palace and the University’s Old College quadrangle.

The project is part of a Scotland-wide competition run by charity Children 1st.

Inventive initiative

The Edinburgh in Colour souvenir also features artist biographies and historic accounts relating to the landmarks depicted.

The book retails at £7.99 and is available to purchase online and at galleries and venues throughout the city.

The illustrations to be coloured in vary in detail, making it ideal for any age.

Charity endeavour

The Dragon’s Glen competition, pioneered by Children 1st, challenges aspiring entrepreneurs to pitch ideas that will turn an initial investment of £500 into more than £5,000 profit.

The students are competing with groups from Edinburgh firms EY, Scottish and Southern Energy and Thorntons Solicitors to win the Dragons Glen prize, while raising money along the way.

Strong start

The CreatEd team, led by Business School MSc student Rob Yates, launched the colouring book at an event on 2 February.

The team has already raised more than £2,500 so far.

We're really pleased with the success of the colouring book so far, and we are now well on the way to reaching our target. With continued support from the University and the local community, we hope the project could exceed its target and raise even more to help Children 1st.

Rob YatesBusiness School student and Director of CreateEd team

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