EU referendum – Greens say Edinburgh City Deal now in doubt

A multi-billion pound programme of investment in the economy of Edinburgh and surrounding region hangs in the balance after the UK narrowly voted to exit the EU. According to Green councillors, the City Region Deal – which aims to inject up to £2 billion of public money into the regional economy, matched by similar levels of private investment – More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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New developments planned across Edinburgh

Building on the success of the Edinburgh 12, a new programme to spark development across Edinburgh is being launched by the City of Edinburgh Council today. The programme is outlined in a report, which will More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Christine McDiarmid Black receives her BEM from the Lord Provost

Badminton star and community coach Mrs Christine McDiarmid Black has been presented with the British Empire Medal in recognition of her dedication to sport and coaching in her community. The Lord Provost, acting More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
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Edinburgh has a new 20mph mascot

Edinburgh is the first city in Scotland implementing a citywide 20mph network. The new limit aims to reduce the risk and severity of road collisions, encourage travel on foot and by bike and help make the city’s More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
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Portobello High School to open in October

  Contrary to earlier reports the new High School in Portobello will now open a few months behind the initial completion date,  but ahead of the revised date announced recently. The expected delay was down More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
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Council to increase the number of affordable homes in Edinburgh

The council has today outlined how it is getting on with its plans to increase spending on affordable homes and investment which will reduce the cost of living for its tenants. A report was produced today to the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, June 20th, 2016
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Armed Forces Day 2016 marked with a flag

The official Armed Forces Day flag raising ceremony took place earlier today at the City Chambers. The Rt Hon Lord Provost Donald Wilson was a Piper (John Simpson), Legion Scotland National Colours (David Peters More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, June 18th, 2016
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Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Maureen Child

Councillor Maureen Child represents the Portobello/Craigmillar ward on the City of Edinburgh Council. Here she gives us a round up from her inbox!   Despite what we see on national news channels and social More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, June 12th, 2016
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Seven Scottish city leaders make a unified call for change

The seven cities which make up the Scottish Cities Alliance have published a report ‘Empowering City Government’ which calls for a change in the way the UK and Scottish governments work.   If More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, June 10th, 2016
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Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Gavin Corbett

Councillor Gavin Corbett represents the Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart Ward. He is a member of the Green Group at the City Chambers. He is delighted that the appeal for funds for the Gorgie City Farm has raised so More...