Tinderbox At Parliament

What an experience it was to visit the Scottish Parliament for the Universities Scotland event to showcase the ways in which univerisies around Scotland are engaging with their local communities. We were invited by the Edinburgh University Local fund to talk about the projects that they have supported us to deliver; our Tuesday Hub and our new Digital Workshops series. For most of us it was our first visit to the Parliament and a very memorable experience. We had a good chat with the Cabinet Secretary Kate Forbes and also the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney. Hoping they’ll both be down to the Tuesday Hub sometime to join in with the open stage. We were also shown around the chamber by the Rector of University Of Edinburgh, Ann Henderson. It was fascinating to hear about all the meaning behind the details of the design of the chamber and to see Ann’s passion for democracy and education and her encouragement for us to make the most of the opportunities we have.” – Jed Milroy