In pictures: Hundreds march in support of complete fox hunting ban

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Edinburgh today to call on the Scottish Government to tighten up the laws on fox hunting.

The For the Foxes demonstration was organised by charities One Kind – which exists to end cruelty to Scotland’s animals – the League Against Cruel Sports, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

The demonstrators marched along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, starting at St Giles and finishing outside the Scottish Parliament.

As marchers gathered at the Scottish Parliament, a minute silence was held to mark the death of Anna Campbell, an animal rights activist who was recently killed fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Afrin, northern Syria.

The march concluded with speeches from: Alison Johnstone MSP (Green Party), Colin Smyth MSP (Labour), Robbie Marsland (director of the League Against Cruel Sports Scotland), and other activists.

Where can people in distress go to get help? New video explores pilot project in Aberdeen

At the beginning of February I travelled up to Aberdeen to interview two people about Distress Brief Intervention (DBI), a new initiative which provides intensive support to people experiencing distress.

Shot over just one day, this five minute video asks: what is DBI, and how does it help people? To answer this question, Dr Alasdair Jamieson and James Murray from Penumbra kindly took time out of their busy schedules to reflect on the first six months of the service.

Storm Emma in pictures: 24 hours in Edinburgh

Storm Emma hit Edinburgh on the evening of 27 February 2018. When the city woke, it was covered in a thick blanket of snow.

Whilst children played and their parents struggled to get to work, emergency services were stretched and many shops were unable to receive deliveries.

Eventually the snow subsided, but the chaos continued over the next few days.

SDL stage noisy protest in Edinburgh

Activists from the far right organisation, the Scottish Defence League, protested today in the heart of the Scottish capital.

Approximately 30 SDL members staged a noisy demonstration outside Bute House, the official residence of Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

The group arranged the event following the death of former soldier Darren Greenfield, who was homeless and sleeping rough in Edinburgh when he died aged 47.

Ostensibly the SDL were calling for better housing for veterans, but the central theme of the protest seemed to be anger about the number of refugees entering Scotland.

A counter demonstration of approximately 100 people came out to protest against the SDL. Both sides were separated at either end of the square by metal fencing and masses of Police.

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