Lord Provost presents British Empire Medals

At a ceremony held in the City Chambers last night the Lord Provost the Rt Hon Donald Wilson presented four British Empire Medals to distinguished Edinburgh citizens. The four were Adam Carruthers (National Youth Drill Instructor. For voluntary service to the Royal British Legion Scotland), Mrs Caroline Natalie Freedman (For services to Animal Welfare More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Join the Active Travel Forum

Following a decision by the Transport and Environment Committee earlier this week, a recruitment drive is now under way for members of two groups involved in developing active travel policy for Edinburgh. And despite More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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‘No Edinburgh Leisure facilities to close’

The Leader and Deputy Leader of the City of Edinburgh Council today clarified their position regarding the future of Edinburgh Leisure venues, describing discussions around potential closures as ‘entirely premature’. Their More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Lynne McNicoll receives good citizenship award

Lynne McNicoll baton bearer with Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP during the Queen’s Baton Relay The Sir William Y Darling Bequest for Good Citizenship for 2013/14 has been awarded to Lynne McNicoll in More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Council to take action on illegal parking

Following a move by Green Group transport spokesman, Nigel Bagshaw, the council is to look at new ways of controlling parking in the city.  Their angle is very much one of looking at how to enforce the yellow More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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Edinburgh’s Gold Award Entente Florale Europe 2014

There was a short photo call in the chamber today to celebrate the fact that Edinburgh council won the Gold Award in the European Competition for Towns and Villages in Bloom. This was the first time the capital More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Calling foul on dog owners

The City of Edinburgh Council is calling on tougher laws to help crack down on the issue of dog fouling in the city. Time and again this comes up in residents’ surveys as a problem in many areas of the city. A More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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VIDEO – Building gets underway at Portobello

The new school at Portobello will take up a large part of the park bounded by Hope Lane, Park Avenue and Milton Road. Almost all of the trees planted at the beginning of this century in the middle of the park More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Portobello High School – Building begins officially today

Portobello High School is a long awaited addition to the council’s school estate and today marks the beginning of the building process at Portobello Park. The Edinburgh Reporter is at the park waiting for More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 13th, 2014
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Fixing our roads and streets is an ongoing task

The council has allocated revenue funding to Roads and Transport Services for this year of just over £7m which is about a third of what it will spend on the roads in the capital. It is almost a tenth of what the More...