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Collective kindness will get us through

Let’s be there for each other through this COVID winter, says Alex Staniforth


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A “new normal” for Edinburgh

Edinburgh needs a “new normal” say Melanie Main and Alex Staniforth.


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Learning from the winter festival

What lessons can be learned from the controversy over the Christmas and Hogmanay events, asks Alex Staniforth.


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City tourism: striking the balance

Another festival has come and gone so it’s now time to strike the right balance between tourism and residents says Alex Staniforth.


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Greener festival, greener city

A Green Festival City is a great Festival City, argues Alex Staniforth.


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St Margaret’s House – a new future?

Green councillor Alex Staniforth argues that the threat facing Edinburgh Palette at St Margaret’s House at Meadowbank highlights a wider opportunity for provision of space for creative and other enterprises in Edinburgh.


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Nurturing music: the agent of change

Introducing an “agent of change” principle to planning and licensing law would boost live music and protect residents. Alex Staniforth explains.


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Water of life

Let’s see more public water taps in the city, says Alex Staniforth.


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Challenging the benefit cap

Tackling Edinburgh’s housing crisis will be a litmus test of the new council over the next 5 years, says Alex Staniforth.


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Greener Edinburgh: affordable homes

A greener future for Edinburgh needs firm action on housing costs, argues Alex Staniforth.