Decision on St Mary’s Music School planning application due on Wednesday

  The former Royal High School has lain empty for decades, and now there are two planning applications lodged in respect of the same building. The first is from the consortium of Duddingston House Properties and the Urbanist Group (with a promise from Rosewood Hotels that they will use the building as a luxury offering in their portfolio). That More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
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Cycling consultation on improvements to Quietroutes

The council has a consultation running at the moment on QuietRoutes. If you have not heard of them before (yes there is a Fringe joke in there somewhere….) these are the local walking and cycling routes around More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
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Exam results will be notified today

  Thousands of pupils across Edinburgh receive their exam results by post this morning. Some will have elected to get their results ahead of that by text, although many will be waiting for the postman with More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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The future of George Street will be drawn up by next year

Following a year-long trial on George Street the council has now agreed to move forward with a new design. The trial ran from July 2014 to August 2015 meaning that two festival periods were encompassed in the test. The More...

By John Hislop On Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
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Launch of first zone in Capital’s new 20mph limit rollout

Police Scotland and Sustrans Scotland joined the City of Edinburgh Council’s Transport Convener today to mark the launch of the first zone in the Capital’s new 20mph limit rollout. Phase 1 of the rollout More...

By Ailean Beaton On Sunday, July 24th, 2016
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Council launches “street play” scheme

CHILDREN PLAYING FOOTBALL IN THE STREET The City of Edinburgh Council have published guidelines for local residents who can now apply to have their street temporarily closed off from traffic as part of the pilot More...

By Isla MacFarlane On Friday, July 15th, 2016
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Lord Provost ‘unveils’ this year’s Floral Clock

Earlier today the Lord Provost, the Rt Hon Donald Wilson, along with the Transport and Environment Convener, Councillor Lesley Hinds presented this year’s Floral Clock in Princes Street Gardens to  Secretary More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, July 15th, 2016
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Message from the Lord Provost to the people of Nice

The Lord Provost the Rt Hon Donald Wilson recorded a short message for us this morning to send out over social media in support of the people in Nice. Nice is Edinburgh’s twin city and over 80 people are now More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, July 7th, 2016
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Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Keith Robson

Councillor Keith Robson represents the Liberton/Gilmerton ward in the city. Do you want to take part in a pilot project which will give children in your street to play out safe from vehicles? The City of Edinburgh More...

By Ailean Beaton On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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24 Edinburgh families caught in school catchment fraud

Twenty-four families have lost their school places for the 2016/17 session after being caught giving false statements to get their children into popular Edinburgh schools, The City of Edinburgh Council announced More...