Last 24 hours to have your say on the council budget

The City of Edinburgh Council published its draft budget a few months back, and the consultation on its terms finishes at close of business on Friday 19 December. You can still have your say and Finance Convener Alasdair Rankin was anxious to explain that whatever you do say will be listened to. He said: “A lot of people have responded to the More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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Former Royal High building to become high class hotel

A 19th century building used mainly as a school, but which was earmarked as the new parliament building for a devolved Scotland may be brought into use as a luxury hotel. The building has been empty since 1968 More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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And the Edinburgh Award goes to …Tom Gilzean

Edinburgh war veteran and charity worker Thomas Gilzean has been named as the eighth person to receive The Edinburgh Award. The former Royal Engineer has been selected to receive the accolade from a shortlist of More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Could Edinburgh strike a City Deal?

Edinburgh could benefit from large pots of UK and Scottish Government investment of almost £1bn if the council give the go ahead next week to spend £25,000 on an investigation into how it would work and what More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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Edinburgh Council meeting 11 December 2014

The Full council meeting is being held in the City Chambers today and comes only three short weeks after the last one. It promises to be a busy meeting with a full agenda. You can follow our commentary and that More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
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Council warns of bad weather ahead

Is this weather on its way? With wild and wintry conditions heading our way, the Council is urging Edinburgh’s residents to heed advice on how to keep themselves, their properties and their vulnerable neighbours More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 8th, 2014
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Healthy Start vouchers available now

Healthy Start is a food and vitamin scheme scheme for families on low income (families on income support or Child Tax Credit recipients with household income less than £16,190). Pregnant women under 18 years old More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 8th, 2014
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Edinburgh recognised in global awards

Edinburgh has been ranked as the third small and mid-sized city globally in fDi Magazines GlobalCities of the Future awards 2014/15. The capital was also a top city for Business Friendliness and Human Capital and More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, December 7th, 2014
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Usher Hall gets award

The only five star concert hall in Scotland has been given an award for the way it deals with its deaf and hard of hearing customers as well as those with disabilities. Management and staff at the Usher Hall are pleased More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, December 5th, 2014
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Entente Florale plaque put up at The City Chambers

The council was pleased to announce that it had won the prestigious Entente Florale and when the full council met in October the plaque they had received at a ceremony in Budapest was on display in the chamber. Last More...