Vegan graffiti and other messages tagged on Dalry Road, Edinburgh
Earlier today I hit upon this fascinating and poignant article in The Scotsman about the changing face of Gorgie-Dalry over the last 40 years. For those of you who live in Edinburgh, or those with a more general interest in economic and social history, the article by David McLean, featuring the photography of artist Catherine Stevenson, is well worth a browse.
It’s also prompted me to post these (admittedly far less quality) photos of a series of vegan graffiti and various inspirational quotes, that are scrawled on the side of a building site at the junction of Dalry Road and Morrison Street. Unlike most of the graffiti in this busy part of town, their meaning is clear, carrying messages of non-violence, self-belief, ethical treatment of animals and more. I’ve walked past these scrawled messages every day for weeks, perhaps months, so finally decided to snap a few pics.
BE THE CHANGE you want TO SEE in the world
The above is popularly attributed to Gandhi, but is actually a bumper sticker, according to the New York Times.
Whatever happens in your life remember: YOU’re the most beautiful and important person in this WORLD
BUY LESS DO MORE
System change NOT CLIMATE change
We’re unsure who’s behind these messages, and I’m no handwriting expert. System Change Not Climate ChangeÂ is a familiar enough slogan, an ecosocialist mantra that comes with its own website.
The temporary timber wall that serves as a canvas for these tags separates Dalry Road from the site of the much anticipated Â£200 million Haymarket Development (website here), an ongoing construction project which, The ScotsmanÂ writes, is currently delayed. Finally, at top, the vegan graffiti that, IIRC, led to the rest:
Compassion non-violence for people for animals and planet
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