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Common Weal Edinburgh North & Leith

Two months on from the referendum, the first community-led “Common” is now open in Leith! Hosted by Area C Coffee House on Leith Walk in Edinburgh, The Common will provide a cafe space for evening events, talks and political debate outwith Area C’s normal business hours. The Common is the first of what is hoped to be a number of similar ventures across Scotland, connected to the politics of the Common Weal.

Common Weal is an emerging movement which is developing a vision for economic and social development in Scotland. It brings together ideas for changing Scotland from across the political divide and has played a key role in the independence debate. The Commons will give a physical space for people of all parties and none and from all sides of the independence debate to learn, discuss and debate those ideas.

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The opening night includes short talks from peace activist Isobel Lindsay and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine. Entertainment comes courtesy of Wise L Leathermonk, Gavin & Anna, Wounded Knee and Carrie On Dancing.

The Common is a not-for-profit venture kick started by a small group of community activists who formed Common Weal Edinburgh North & Leith (ENL). A public meeting on Sunday 30th November will help guide how Common Weal ENL is organised. For more information on Common Weal ENL and our upcoming events, please see:

Web: www.commonweal-enl.org

Facebook: facebook.com/CommonWealENL

Twitter: @CW_ENL

Thank you & welcome to The Common!



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  1. Rosie says:

    Early in September Women in Black shared the bit of pavement opposite the Balmoral with a wondrous mixture of Yes campaigners, one of whom, a RIC badge wearer inspired, like me, by Common Weal, said the movement would go on and there’d be a cafe in Leith – He was right!
    Well done to all who helped fund it and who will go on making things happen at ‘Common’.

  2. Fay Kennedy. says:

    Wonderful things happening in Scotland. Just the beginning of a new way.

  3. Kenny Kerr says:

    Very encouraging well done folks SAOR ALBA

  4. Ellie Clarke says:

    So good to meet so many radical people at the Common Weal meeting on Sunday at the Drill Hall – exciting times!

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