Edinburgh Council approve Orange Parades

  The Licensing Committee  agreed earlier today that the Referendum Orange Parade on 13 September  should go ahead by a  majority 4-2 decision. In moving the motion to approve the parade under certain conditions convener Councillor Gavin Barrie said: “As Convenor I will move that we make an order in respect of this procession and impose More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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Council to decide on Orange Walk

The council’s licensing committee will decide today on whether to allow the Orange Walk planned for the Saturday prior to the Independence Referendum as well as the Grand Lodge’s proposed 75th Anniversary More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Edinburgh’s Floral Clock

Edinburgh’s world-famous floral clock pays tribute to the city’s tenth anniversary as Fairtrade City. Enjoying a few sunny rays from the floral clock gardener’s ladder is Rachel Farey (correct), More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Council promises the city will get free wifi

  The Edinburgh Reporter explained earlier in the week that the company that the council had engaged to provide the city centre wifi here in Edinburgh had gone bust. The council have now explained that they More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, July 7th, 2014

What’s going to happen to Edinburgh’s free wifi?

It was announced in the Irish Independent today that Gowex a company based in Spain which set up free wifi hotspots around the Irish capital in 2013, and which had been contracted to do the same in Edinburgh, has More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, July 7th, 2014

Tram numbers much as anticipated say Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams say that average weekly tram passenger numbers, not including launch week, are currently sitting at  just over 90,000 which is in line with forecasts made prior to the launch of the service. During More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Council official resigns

A Council spokesperson today confirmed that Mark Turley has decided to leave his position as Director of Services for Communities. Following his resignation there will now be no further investigation into his conduct More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

North Edinburgh spearheads the sustainable food movement

Edible Edinburgh moved into North Edinburgh today when a nutritious meal was on the menu for the launch of Edinburgh’s sustainable food plan at North Edinburgh Arts community café today. What is Edible Edinburgh? An More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Easier recycling on the way

  Just under a third of all Edinburgh residents can now look forward to a less complicated recycling regime from September onwards. The new service will be rolled out in phases, with the first stage beginning More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Portobello will have a new High School by 2016

  The Scottish Parliament has today passed the City of Edinburgh Council’s Private Bill to allow the new Portobello High School to be built on Portobello Park. After gaining widespread public support for More...