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Upsurge in cycling numbers confirmed by Scottish Transport figures

Friends of the Earth say that new Scottish Transport statistics for 2020-21show that people will cycle if they feel safe, and if car traffic is low.The new statistics show the level of financial...

Friends of the Earth park people on George Street

Pop-Up Parks Have People Potential: Twenty car parking spaces on George Street, Edinburgh were turned into a Pop Up Park by Friends of the Earth today.The organisation want to showcase the need for a...

Friends of the Earth flag up Edinburgh’s worst streets

Air pollution in Edinburgh is among the worst say Friends of the Earth. Edinburgh is home to some of Scotland’s most polluted streets, prompting calls for the Council to accelerate plans for a Low Emission...

Friends of the Earth Halloween Quiz Night on Wednesday

Friends of the Earth are holding a quiz night on Wednesday at the Story Café at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.There is no entrance fee but you are invited to make a donation to cover...

Friends of the Earth say climate change is an emergency

Activists from Friends of the Earth Scotland inflated a huge two metre in diameter globe outside The Scottish Government headquarters at St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh today, to highlight the emergency of climate change,...

Scottish Government’s programme hailed as greenest ever

Environmental groups applauded the new Programme for Government announced in Holyrood yesterday, which contains a host of 'green' measures.Friends of the Earth believe such steps will improve the lives of people in Scotland through...

Friends of the Earth claim Scottish Budget is bad news for good air quality

Reacting to the launch in parliament of the 2015-2016 budget today, Emilia Hanna, air pollution campaigner for Friends of the Earth Scotland said: “The Government’s failure to invest in clean air measures will ultimately cost...

Friends of the Earth speak out for clean air

Friends of the Earth (FoE) would like you to ask the Government to fund their Clean Air Plan.Earlier in the week FoE revealed that levels of air pollution on streets in Scotland are still breaking legal limits...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

Marvellous Machines: a Love Science workshop. For ages 5-12. 3-4pm, Corstorphine Library, 12 Kirk Loan. Booking essential: call 0131 529 5506. Free.Play Poland Film Festival: Munk Studio Special Screenings. Play Poland is the largest mobile film event in the UK, aiming...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

MONDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2014The Key Material is Time: Art and Music in Glasgow since the 1970s. Writer, curator and lecturer Dr Sarah Lowndes traces the development of Glasgow's unique and largely self-initiated arts scene...

Friends of the Earth Scotland Lecture

A best selling author will demonstrate to an Edinburgh audience that everything in society - from health to crime, illiteracy and the environment - is affected by how equal it is, and...


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