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:
List of Articles:
- Pioneer of the Settlement: Grace Drysdale
- Newsclipping: Adult Education Endowment Wanted
- Educational History: The Edinburgh Settlement
- 6th March 1931: Winston Churchill opens the new Edinburgh Settlement extension
- 1994: Edinburgh University Settlement’s School of Art Therapy; Historical Outline
- 1993: Edinburgh Settlement Unveils Plans For ‘Care Village’
- 1980: Edinburgh Settlement; The Need For Psychiatric Day Centres
- 1980 Review of Edinburgh Settlement’s Policy and Activities
- 1964 Edinburgh Settlement’s Bold Social Service Plans
- 1960: University Settlement Plan Craigmillar Adventure Playground