Calling all Edinburgh residents and hobby detectives

By Alea Ibrahim, Communications Intern for EVOC 150 Heritage Programme

Grab your magnifying glasses, deerstalkers and Dr. Watsons. We need you, Edinburgh. EVOC has accumulated an archive of some wonderful Edinburgh protest and campaigning photos. They are not just part of the Edinburgh Third Sector and EVOC’s heritage, but also form a beautiful time capsule of Edinburgh’s past.

It started off as a huge box of old photos, but the Living Memory Association has done a brilliant job of digitising and categorising them for the EVOC150 project to help preserve these snapshot memories. This is where you come in.



Do you recognise your old neighbour in one of the photos? Is that you holding that sign to protest against dampness? Did your grandmother and her friend protest against the closing of the wash houses?

We need your help in identifying the faces and protests in our gallery to find out more about the stories hidden behind them. 

Help us uncover more of Edinburgh’s past and the third sector. If you recognise anyone in the photos, remember one of the protests or even marched along, get in touch with us.



Twitter: @evoc_edinburgh

Facebook: /EVOCEdinburgh


The EVOC 150 project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, with thanks to players of the National Lottery.


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