Nov 072012

Would you like to study Mad People’s History?

Caps Advocacy LogoCAPS Oor Mad History are forming a group of up to 10 people with lived experience of mental health issues to follow the online course, Mad People’s History, offered by Ryerson University, Toronto. It’s a fantastic course, which places lived experience at the centre of the curriculum.

The group will meet from January – April 2013 to look at the course materials and discuss issues raised. We’ll also be looking to use the Canadian course as inspiration to develop a Scottish course delivered at a Lothian university.

If you have lived experience of mental health issues and would like to find out more please get in touch, or come along to our information session:

When: Thursday 29 November 2012, 6pm – 7pm

Where: CAPS (The Consultation and Advocacy Promotion Service) office, 5 Cadzow Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5SN.

Please tell us you’re coming by contacting Kirsten at CAPS on 0131 538 7177 or email

Nov 072012

L&B Police LogoLothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses following a housebreaking and theft in East Lothian.

The incident happened sometime between 7.30pm and 11.20pm at an address in Maxwell Road, Dirleton.

Upon returning home, the owner found that the property had been broken into and a number of items of jewellery, including a platinum ring with an emerald inset and diamond baguettes on either side, had been stolen.

The ring is valued at £8,000.

A three-figure sum of cash was also taken during this incident and police are keen to speak to anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in the area.

A police spokesman said:

Not only is the jewellery of significant financial value, it also holds great sentimental importance to the victim, who is keen to have the stolen items returned.

Anyone who can assist with our enquiries into this theft is asked to contact police immediately.

Those with information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.