As President of the Edinburgh May Day Committee I am delighted to announce that Che Guevara's daughter Aleida will be coming over from Havana to lead the parade. Joining Aleida on the speakers' podium will be Hilary Wainright, the editor of Red Pepper magazine, Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the Fire Brigades union, and Mark Lyon the TGWU-Unite union convenor at Grangemouth oil refinery.
The fun starts at noon on Sat 2nd May when the march leaves Market Street and heads towards the Scottish Parliament for a rally. We will also be treated to the inimitable comic humour of Vladimir McTavish and the music of Voice of the Black Knife.
It promises to be another wonderful occasion, the highlight of the socialist year in Edinburgh.
Further details and updates can be found at the Edinburgh People's Festival website www.edinburghpeoplesfestival.org