2014_05 Tram launch and first day 27


EICC promotes Ridacards

Street Soccer

Scottish Kids are Making Movies

St John’s welcomes your pets

Job with Sustrans

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is using Ridacards to fast track delegates to a conference there this weekend. The cards allow for airport transfers and other journeys on Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses.

The venue is promoting ‘Ridacard’ to professional event managers and this week hundreds of delegates attending a major pharmaceutical conference will use the prepaid travel cards for the first time.

Visiting professional event manager, Hayley Bridgman of Ashfield Meetings and Events said: “Integrated public transport systems are highly prized and well used by international conference delegates who want to make the most of their time in a capital city that many will be visiting for the first time”.

EICC Corporate Sales Specialist, Ekaterina Alison said: “International meetings bring thousands of business tourists to Edinburgh and increasingly organisers are concerned to build public transport into the programme which is always the best environmental option”.


Street Soccer Scotland is a non-profit social enterprise that delivers a range of football related services to socially disadvantaged adults and young people across Scotland.

It was established in March 2009, inspired by personal experience of the power of sport and football to create real change and a desire to provide a unique response to the social disadvantage prevalent in Scottish society.

In May 2009 they began providing weekly drop in street soccer sessions in Edinburgh and from there they have grown to providing a range of programmes and activities across Scotland to over 5000 people.

Now in Edinburgh they offer two separate programmes:

Football Works (16+, no maximum age)

Dates: 28th October to 18th December, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Venue: Portobello Powerleague

Content: Football themed SQA’s; Working with Others and Communications, entry level coach development, participants will design and deliver a tournament for young people, one to one and group employability sessions and ongoing employability support. 

Change Programme (16 to 25’s) and Women’s Only Programme (16+, no maximum age)

These two separate programmes will include free football drop in sessions, volunteering opportunities, qualifications, peer mentoring, personal development and one to one employability support.

For further information or to make a referral for the above two programmes, please contact Rachel McLean on 07460 110 200 or email rachel@streetsoccerscotland.org.





Today St John’s at the West End invites you to bring your pets for blessing at 10.30. They say they would especially welcome your bears and cougars.

More information here.


A job is on offer with Sustrans as an Active Travel Coordinator:

This role involves identifying, developing and implementing projects and programmes of work across Scotland designed to get more people walking and cycling in communities and to workplaces and higher/further education.  You will also be involved in co-ordinating the delivery of celebrations for the 20thanniversary of the National Cycle Network in Scotland during 2015.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have experience of delivering physical activity or other behaviour change projects, of organising, promoting and delivering events and of project management and delivery. Your excellent written and verbal communications, presentation and report writing skills will be enhanced by your effective time management. You will have the ability to network and negotiate, engage with communities and to plan and prioritise your own workload.  You will also be committed to the ideals of sustainable transport.

To apply please download and complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form. Alternatively, please email jobs@sustrans.org.uk or ring our recruitment line on 0117 915 0325. Please quote reference number.  Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 1pm on Monday 20 October 2014.  Interviews will take place in Edinburgh on Tuesday 4 or Wednesday 5 November 2014.

The full job advertisement is here on the Sustrans website