Community Collaborators

This page is dedicated to our community collaborators; those working within the community to create a nonviolent world.

Map of projects in Edinburgh to follow.

It serves as a place for people to find out more information about, & how to get involved in or visit, the great projects in and around Edinburgh.

Peace & Justice, founded in 1980, aims to create a culture of peace through various projects about nonviolence, human rights, conflict resolution & ecological sustainability. They are always looking for more volunteers to get involved in workshops such as teaching peace in primary schools and other community events such as Fly Kites not Drones.


Greater Spotted Ceilidh Band crew are a bunch of tremendously talented and rather mad musicians, creating a world of nonviolence through dancing. They kindly donate their time & skills once a year for charity gigs. Massive thank you!

New Leaf Co-operative Shop is organised as a cooperative that works towards a nonviolent world through reducing waste and supporting local food sovereignty. They always warmly welcome volunteers to help out in their whole foods store.

Secret Herb Garden – a little gem by the Pentland Hills surrounded by native hedgerows, creating a nonviolent world through growing herbs & having excellent cake thus contributing to many people’s wellbeing.

Peace Walk

Edinburgh University Chaplaincy – is a safe and welcoming space for people of all faiths and none. They offer support, guidance for staff and students as well as hold events resonating with the theme of nonviolence. 

Edinburgh Wildgeese Sangha – are a group that meet together for meditations, mindful peace walks and support. Their practice follows the teachings of Vietnamese Zen Buddhist Master, Thích Nhất Hạnh who is a believer in nonviolence. They are open to different faiths also. Check out their website for information about meet up groups.

The Wildfire Women’s Choir are an all inclusive community choir singing songs from all around the world. They meet Wednesday evenings 7.15-9.15pm in Pilrig St. Paul’s Church at 1B Pilrig Street, EH6 5AH.
Protest in Harmony is an Edinburgh-based radical singing group who sing songs of protest and struggle, peace, justice, the environment and human rights. They meet Saturdays, from 10:00am to 1:00pm unless otherwise noted, at the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh.

Nonviolence to the earth

Bridgend Farmhouse are working towards a world of nonviolence by creating an inclusive community around food, health & nature. They have drop in days on Wednesday and Sunday (11-3) and are always welcoming of new people to come help out with building & cooking projects.

A thousand huts campaign are working on removing barriers to low impact living in small huts across Scotland. Check out their campaign of how to get involved on their website.

Owen Pilgrim is a talented local artist, storyteller & woodcarver who will be sharing stories about nonviolence whilst facilitating the creation of a peace pole.

Shrub Cooperative create a nonviolent world by reducing different types of waste through reusing & repairing, sharing & swapping. They are an inclusive community always looking for new volunteers to help out at their swap shop or get involved in various working groups.

The Beetroot Cafe have a nonviolent mission to nourish you, from soil to soul through plant-based food and holistic well-being. They run cookery workshops and nutrition classes to educate and promote health and well-being through plants.

Disco Soup/Foodsharing Edinburgh focus on reducing food waste through sharing food & having community events such as Disco Soup. They are always looking for volunteers to redistribute food, organise events and fight food waste!

Nonviolence to each other

The Forge is a open community woodworking space, creating a world of nonviolence through sharing skills tools and knowledge to build and repair – well what ever you need. Recent projects include a piano geo-dome…

Nonviolence to ourselves

Nature Flow