The Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh

The Autonomous Centre


The Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh (ACE), is a self-managed social resource centre. We’re open for groups or individuals to use 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 also different projects already happening at ACE who’d all love for new folk to get involved.

We welcome you to drop by when we’re open, or to come to one of our friendly open organising meetings which happen on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm.

We’re open each Tuesday from 12pm – 3pm for the Edinburgh Claimants / Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty drop-in advice and solidarity session on debt, dole and housing hassles. The Leith Wholefoods Co-op shop and Info Shop are open then too.

We’re also open each Thursday from 6pm – 8pm and Saturday from 12pm – 4pm for the Food Co-op shop, Info Shop, access to the Scottish Radical Library books & DVDs and free internet access.

We are child friendly and wheel chair accessible.

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.

More on what ACE believes and does here