Today is Armed Forces Day in Edinburgh

The Lord Provost raised the Armed Forces Flag above the City Chambers on Monday to mark the start of the week which honours the forces past, present and future. Today the armed forces community will parade down the Royal Mile. Events begin at 10.30am when charity stalls open in the quadrangle at the City Chambers. The parade steps off at 11.30 from More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, June 19th, 2017

City raises a flag for Armed Forces Day

The City of Edinburgh Council raised the Armed Forces flag above the City Chambers this morning. Edinburgh’s Lord Provost and Veterans Champion, Frank Ross, said: “This city has a long and proud tradition More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, June 16th, 2017

Council coalition deal signed this morning

Following last month’s council elections we were told that the biggest group, the SNP with 19 councillors, had agreed a coalition deal with the Labour Group of 12 councillors. It has taken five weeks to sign More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 15th, 2017

We have a council in Edinburgh – finally

Tonight the deal between the SNP who have more councillors than any other political group on the council and the Labour Group, whose political ideals are most in tune with them, has been agreed. This is to  some More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Lord Provost sets the troops on their way

Edinburgh’s Lord Provost helped 20 soldiers set off on the country’s first ever ‘Tour de Troops’. The group of British Army bomb disposal experts were waved off from Craigiehall yesterday morning   on a More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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New high school for Queensferry – drop in session today

The council wants to build a new school in Queensferry, and discussed how to progress that at a full council meeting last November. Today in South Queensferry there is the first of two drop in sessions to find More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Extra buses for the Robbie Williams concert

Over thirty additional Lothian vehicles will be added to the company’s services operating in and around Murrayfield this Friday to help make sure Robbie Williams fans are able to get to and from the gig without More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Edinburgh sends condolences to London

The people of Edinburgh have expressed condolences for the victims of the London attack. Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh The Rt Hon Frank Ross   Speaking on behalf of the city, Lord Provost Frank Ross More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Work to begin on restoring the Ross Fountain

The fabulous golden Ross Fountain will be taken to bits this summer and ten put back together again by next spring. The A-listed cast iron fountain was made in France and donated to the city by gunsmith Daniel More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, May 29th, 2017

Council trialling robotic lawnmowers

  The City of Edinburgh Council is trialling some robotic lawnmowers on some of the grassy areas it maintains along with manufacturers Husqvarna. Over the next few weeks they will be operating the remotely More...