The Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh


17 West Montgomery Place, EDINBURGH, EH7 5HA
0131 557 6242
North East

information DESCRIPTION

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 open to groups & individuals 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 ‘groups & activities’ page at to see those who are already based here. Our groups welcome contact from those who’d like to get involved.

ACE is open every Tuesday from 12:00 - 3:00pmpm for the Edinburgh Claimants / Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty drop-in advice and solidarity session which covers debt, dole, work, council and housing hassles. We’re also open on the last Thursday of the month 6:00pm - 8:00pm and the first Saturday of the month 1:00pm - 4:00pmpm.

We also hold events outside these hours many of which are open to the public: check out our events page at for details.

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


Advice/Information Advocacy Community Development Community Facilities Education/Learning/Training Poverty Self Help/Support

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The Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh

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Registered Office: 525 Ferry Road, Edinburgh EH5 2FF