Flags lowered at the City Chambers today

Following the attack in Barcelona yesterday afternoon, the flags have been lowered as a mark of respect to Barcelona. The Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, the Rt Hon Frank Ross said: “On behalf of all of the people of Edinburgh, I send our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this horrifying attack in Barcelona and events in Cambrils.” “This More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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News from the Council Leader

Councillor Adam McVey who is Council Leader was a bit weary when we met him yesterday afternoon at the usual press briefing. However he had already written the leader’s briefing for next week’s council More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Finally – a plan for the capital

The coalition agreement between the SNP and Labour groups of elected members at the City of Edinburgh Council has now (eventually) been published. It was signed just after the General Election which got in the way More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Alan Cumming gives the thumbs up to Ross Pavilion redesign

The outline design for the new Ross Pavilion in Princes Street Gardens has had the stamp of approval from one of Scotland’s most successful stars. The actor Alan Cumming (who is sadly missing from this year’s More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Work begins at Saughton Park

Over the next twelve months the council will oversee the project to transform Saughton Park into something akin to its former glory and attract people back to use it. The decision to redevelop the park began five More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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More 20mph zones in the capital from tomorrow

From tomorrow 16 August 2017, the extent of the 20mph zones across the city extends even further with the third phase covering north west and west Edinburgh. This will include Belford Road where the Scottish National More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Council appoint James to take charge of their culture venues

The City of Edinburgh Council’s cultural venues collective has appointed James Bruce as programme development manager. The position which is based at the Usher Hall also covers city landmarks the Assembly Rooms, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Council says they are doing better on keeping Edinburgh tidy

During the festival last year the number of complaints about waste on the streets, particularly in the city centre rose markedly. Now the council says that the number of calls to them about waste and cleansing have More...

By admin On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Kevin Lang

If time flies when you are having fun, then I am clearly having a ball. Today marks exactly 100 days since I stood inside Meadowbank Stadium as the returning officer declared me as one of the newly elected councillors More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Maureen Child

Labour Councillor Child represents the Portobello/Craigmillar ward and writes a column for us made up from her massive inbox! Dear All I am delighted that work is starting next week on the long-awaited new play More...