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.

The Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh (ACE), is a self-managed social resource centre open for use to 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. There are many different projects already based at ACE who’d love for new folk to get involved.

Please drop by when we’re open, or come to one of our friendly open organising meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 6 pm.

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 and housing hassles.

We’re also open on the second & last Thursday of the month 6 to 8 pm to the public as well as occasional group events. When open the Info Shop is available to browse and purchase a range of radical literature as well as access to the Scottish Radical Library lending library and the many other resources available at ACE.

We’re child friendly and wheelchair accessible and abide by a ‘Safer Spaces’ policy.

More on what ACE believes and does here