Edinburgh Freelance Friday: Dates

23 Nov

Freelance Friday is for Edinburgh freelancers who’d like to go for a pint on a friday ‘after work’.

It started in my first week as a full time freelancer, I invited a few freelancers for a beer. People seemed to think it was a good idea and since then we’ve hired out a room once a month and it’s been just brilliant getting to know a bunch of creative ‘regulars’ and we’ve met lots of interesting new people too. I wrote a bit more about it here. If you’ve not been please do join us….. because you don’t have an office, it’s the end of the week and it’s good to meet other freelancers.

Expect a warm welcome, good craic and free snacks.

Dates 2011: Friday from 5.30pm

Dates 2012:  2nd Friday of the month, from 5.30pm

Come along, tell your freelance friends

So far we have web developers, jewellery makers, magicians, fashion folks, journalists, PR people, podcast makers, poets, life coaches, illustrators, ghost writers, polar scientists, translators, editors, artists, radio presenters and authors. Whatever you do you’re welcome, full and part time freelancers.

If you’re coming let me know I’ll look out for you. Drop me a comment below or I’m @auntyemily on twitter. The hash tag we’re using when talking about Edinburgh Freelance Friday on twitter is #edff. I’ve also made a twitter list of Edinburgh Freelancers. Just let me know if you want added.

I’d like Freelance Friday it to belong to everyone who comes so please invite friends, share it, blog about it. If you’ve been before then help welcome those newbies, but you’re friendly folks who would do that anyway.


I’ve started interviewing some interesting local freelancers to get hints and tips from the masters. I hope you’ll enjoy reading them, I thought we could all learn from each other. I’ll add to this list as it grows:

Why Leith?

Lots of us are Leith based, town is busy on a Friday and there are some lovely pubs in Leith that let us hire out their back room and give us free snacks. They serve food too which is great if you end up staying out late. In October I planned to stay for an hour or so but I had such a good time I was there until gone midnight and ate wasabi peas for tea. Next time, I’ll get proper food.

Freelance Friday starts in Glasgow in December too, hurrah! If you know any Glasgow Freelancers please pass on Christopher Barr’s blog about it.

*Christmas Special: 16th Dec
Because it’s Christmas, every hour on the hour there’ll be a quick (5 mins max) entertainment slot. Magic tricks, that kind of thing provided by freelancers who do entertaining things. I’ve got a few confirmed already but If you are an entertaining type of freelancer please let me know if you can do a wee slot. But not pressure. And no longer than 5 mins, it’s not the X Factor.


Posted by on November 23, 2011 in Events, Freelance Friday


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24 responses to “Edinburgh Freelance Friday: Dates

  1. Photography Scotland

    November 23, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Bah humbug…that’s another date I can’t manage! Thanks for organising these, Emily, I’m determined to get along to one eventually. I hope you have a great night!


  2. Fin Wycherley (@finwycherley)

    December 12, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Do they have a piano? I can razzle up some good ol Xmas tunes for a proper sing-a-long, lol.

    • auntyemily

      December 12, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      They do THEY DO! Yes, how fab would that be, go Fin, can’t wait! (:

      • Julie Arnott

        February 9, 2012 at 11:49 am

        Hi, I’ve just joined Greener Leith and would love to come along to the Freelancers Friday tomor 10th Feb. See you in Sofi’s. Julie

      • auntyemily

        February 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm

        Brilliant Julie, looking forward to meeting you tomorrow (:

  3. Fin Wycherley (@finwycherley)

    December 12, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Oops, what have I got myself into now? I was SURE they didn’t have one, lol. Hey ho, better get practising.

  4. auntyemily

    December 12, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    You’ll be great (:

  5. Agnieszka Mankowska

    December 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Hello, Emily!
    What a great idea 🙂 I’d like to join you this Friday for the first time. I’m a freelance translator and reviewer. Enjoy the week!

    • auntyemily

      December 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm

      Wonderful, looking forward to meeting you Angieszka (:

  6. Phil Crothers

    February 7, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Hi, was hoping it would be okay to come along and say hey. I’m just starting up as a freelance copywriter.

    • auntyemily

      February 7, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      Hi Phil, course and that’s great – looking forward to meeting you on Friday (:

  7. Victoria Fifield

    February 21, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Hi, I’d like to come to your gatherings! Can’t make the next one but will be in touch again for the April date! Thanks very much, Vicky x

    • auntyemily

      February 21, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      Brilliant Vicky, see you in April (:

  8. Karen Howatson

    March 6, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Hi, I’d like to join you this Friday for the first time – possibly for just a brief time on this occasion but hoping to make it a regular fixture in future! I’m a freelance editor and indexer.

    • auntyemily

      March 6, 2012 at 11:54 am

      Brilliant Karen, looking forward to meeting you! (:

      • kareneditor

        March 12, 2012 at 2:59 pm

        Hi Emily, Really sorry I didn’t make it along on Friday – not well at all! Hope it was a good night and that I’ll manage to come along another time soon.

      • auntyemily

        March 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm

        Hey Karen, that’s ok (: Do hope you feel better soon and hopefully see you next time, it’s always on 2nd Friday of the month (:


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