The Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh

The Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh (ACE) exists to support and encourage people to take more control of their lives. We believe in people co-operating as equals to create a shared world free from exploitation. We work together in the spirit of mutual aid.

ACE is a self-managed social resource centre. We open ACE for use by groups or individuals who are trying to make a better society and improve their lives. If you have a project you want to get off the ground – but are struggling for lack of resources – ACE is the place for you. Check out the drop down list above to see the many different groups & activities already based at ACE who’d love for new folk to get involved.

Please check out our history of activism: ‘The History of ACE and the Edinburgh Unemployed Workers Centre

ACE is open every Tuesday from 12 to 3 pm for the Edinburgh Claimants / Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty drop-in advice and solidarity session on debt, dole, work, council and housing hassles. Drop by when we’re open, or come along and meet us at one of our events. We’re also open on the last Thursday of the month 6 to 8 pm but often hold various events outside these hours, many of which are open to the public.

We have an Info Shop selling a range of radical literature and our Chiapas solidarity goods are available to purchase. Alongside lending a book or so from the Scottish Radical Library there are many other resources available to access here at ACE. As well as being child friendly and wheelchair accessible, we abide by a ‘Safer Spaces’ policy.

More on what ACE believes and does here