This is the website of the Edinburgh & South-East Scotland Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). We are an independent organisation campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights, with branches run by volunteers throughout the UK.
CAMRA supports well-run pubs as the centres of community life – whether in rural or urban areas – and believe their continued existence plays a critical social role in UK culture. CAMRA also supports the pub as the place to consume real ale (also known as cask-conditioned beer, or cask ale) and to try one of the thousands of different styles now produced across the UK.
Our branch, founded in 1975, currently has around 900 members. It covers a large geographical area, stretching from the City of Edinburgh in the north, and through much of the Lothians and the Scottish Borders. Edinburgh has had a long and proud tradition of producing real beer – a tradition almost lost at one time in the recent past, but now revived.