Community groups and trade unionists against council cuts

Anti-cuts campaigners say that The City of Edinburgh Council’s draft budget proposals for 2015/6 will significantly damage services for those most in need. They say they are also in fear of a steep deterioration in terms and conditions for council employees. Resistance to the budget will be organised at a public meeting to be held by community groups More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Is now the time for the Tourist Tax in Edinburgh?

  Green councillors in Edinburgh have called on the city council to renew its case for a transient visitor levy as new First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon seeks to refresh her ministerial team and policy priorities. The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Parks have an economic benefit to the city

The council is responsible for around 140 parks in the city. You can find out where they all are and what you can do in them on the Edinburgh Outdoors website or by using the Edinburgh Outdoors App.  New research More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, November 14th, 2014

Edinburgh taxi fares set to rise next year

It is a well-known fact that taxi fares here in the capital are higher than in the west of Scotland, and it looks likely that they are to rise further if the council adopts its officers’ recommendations next More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 13th, 2014

JCDecaux sign advertising contract with Edinburgh council

  The council has now signed a deal with JCDecaux the outdoor advertising company to put up adverts on bus shelters for the next 10 years. This is the same company which provides the Dublin Bikes in association More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Councillor hits back at MP’s allegations

NOW UPDATED TO INCLUDE Ms Gilmore’s reply Following our Five things you need to know today article published this morning, (where we mentioned the local MP Sheila Gilmore’s allegations that an Edinburgh More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

A Friday morning at Castlebrae Community High School

Castlebrae Community High School in Craigmillar was threatened with closure until the Save the Brae group got into full swing in March 2013 and managed to persuade the council to keep it open. At that date the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Scott Monument lit up red this weekend

As Remembrance Day draws closer the city has illuminated one of its iconic monuments in red in tribute to those who fought in the First World War which began 100 years ago. It seems that Jenners has lit up at least More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, November 7th, 2014

Cost of Christmas is a ‘bit deer’ in Ratho and Currie

Christmas is a great time for kindling community spirit  around a brightly lit Christmas tree put up in a central location in a neighbourhood. At least that’s what they think in Ratho and Currie where they More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Royal High School pupils from WWI commemorated in local park

The Edinburgh Reporter NEWS Royal High School memorial from Phyllis Stephen on Vimeo. Councillor Joan Griffiths unveiled a memorial board in Baronscourt Park this morning to the memory of those Royal High School More...