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Social enterprise Invisible Cities launches Edinburgh newspaper

Invisible Cities, the social enterprise tackling homelessness through the training of local tour guides, has recently launched a new Edinbugh publication entitled Invisible News.

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Who are Invisible Cities?

The organisation, which is shortlisted for the One to Watch category at the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland, is committed to challenging the stigma surrounding homelessness by offering a platform to those affected by it.  It partners with professional tour guides to help new team members develop their confidence, public speaking skills and customer service.

Invisible Cities Founder, Zakia Moulaoui, said:

“We believe that everyone has skills to offer and should have their voice heard, no matter where they live. We provide a positive environment for our guides where they can be anything they want to be and show everyone what they are capable of."

What is Invisible News?

Invisible News is a new quarterly community newspaper launched by Invisible Cities which includes 'good news, ideas and projects for good people to read about'. The cost-neutral paper will focus on the Edinburgh area for now and will attempt to increase readership and reach organically. 

Editor in Chief, Adam McLean Brown, discusses his motivations behind the publication:

"There are a lot of good people out there doing great things.  The paper is an opportunity to recognise this as well as an opportunity to let people know there are brilliant projects and initiatives on their doorstep and in their local community.  

“Sometimes a good idea and a bit of spare time is all it takes to make a real difference."

Get involved

The cost of the paper for readers is completely free to allow it to be accessible to all.  The cost of printing the paper, however, is £2 per copy.  

To help fund this, Invisible Cities has set up a JustGiving page as a means of 'paying what you feel'.  If you enjoyed the content of the paper and would like to make a donation, you can visit here to do so.  

If you are a local Edinburgh business who would like to target the Invisible News readers, you can contact news@invisible-cities.org to discuss advertising options.

The first edition of Invisible News can be read in full digital format here and you can follow Invisible Cities on TwitterFacebook and YouTube.

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