World Heritage Site management plan to be examined

The City of Edinburgh Council has drawn up a plan detailing ways it will look after the World Heritage site, and it will be considered next week by councillors. It is split into six main themes: care and maintenance of buildings and streets control and guidance awareness of the World Heritage Site contribution of new development visitor management More...

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By Matthew Farnham On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Aged 11 -21? Go to the Big Vote Party tomorrow!

On Friday 24 March 2017  between 1. 30 and 4.00pm young people in Edinburgh are invited to the inaugural Big Vote Party at the Festival Theatre. The vote in question asks young people which youth projects should More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Edinburgh People Survey 2017

According to the latest Edinburgh People Survey capital residents remain happy with life here. This is the largest survey of its kind in the UK, and the council depends upon it to form policy and make decisions. More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Determined moves by council to minimise street clutter

The council are set to declare war on A boards. These are the collapsible advertising boards which some traders set on the pavement outside their premises. Councillors believe that a new strategy is needed to More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Council on course to improve roads and pavements next year

The council is about to embark on a major spending spree to repair roads, pavements and other infrastructure in the city in the next year. In the budget just approved in February an additional £5 million, split More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, March 13th, 2017

Commonwealth Day – the flag is now flying above the City Chambers

L-R Cllr Elaine Aitken, Cllr Cameron Rose, The Lord Provost and Cllr Marion Donaldson at the raising of the flag on Monday morning At 10am precisely The Lord Provost the Rt Hon Donald Wilson raised the Commonwealth More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Dunedin Canmore begin building in Craigmillar

Photocall to mark the beginning of work on Dunedin Canmore new development in Craigmillar, Edinburgh Dunedin Canmore which is part of Wheatley Group has begun building 111 new affordable homes at Craigmillar as More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Deputy Council Leader muses on the Spring 2017 budget

The recent Scottish Government budget, despite supporting local  services and expanding the living wage coverage, was lambasted by the Conservative party in Scotland as creating a situation whereby citizens in More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, March 6th, 2017

Scottish Greens launch biggest ever council campaign

  This morning co-convenors of the Scottish Greens former Leith councillor Maggie Chapman and Patrick Harvie MSP launched the party’s biggest ever council campaign at the Remakery on Leith Walk. There More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Lord Provost thanks the city’s panto stars

Earlier in the week the Lord Provost the Rt Hon Donald Wilson held a small reception for the city’s panto stars Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Andy Gray. The trio turned up without make up and costumes but More...