SNP councillor follows his independent streak

I had spoken to Councillor Gavin Barrie who represents the Inverleith Ward last month when he lost his position, both as Chair of his political group and separately as Economy Convener following the SNP group AGM. Cllr Gavin Barrie The politician who has 35 years of experience in committee work, having first been involved with trade unions and the More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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Profile – Deputy Lord Provost Joan Griffiths

Deputy Lord Provost Joan Griffiths MBE Councillor Joan Griffiths MBE is Chair of Edinburgh Labour Group and Deputy Lord Provost. Having lived in Edinburgh all her life we asked her first of all where her favourite More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, April 21st, 2018
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Treasures at the City Chambers – the mace

No, by treasures we are not talking about councillors here. But there are some real treasures at the City Chambers both old and new. The City Chambers as a building is fascinating since it ranges over 11 storeys More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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McVey calls on all councillors to support demo on Thursday

SNP Cllr for Leith, Adam McVey, who is Council Leader called upon all elected councillors to take part in the demonstration against the cap on family tax credit and the so-called ‘Rape Clause’ planned More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Fancy a career in early learning and childcare?

If you fancy a career in early learning or childcare then the council is running two information events this week at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. The first on Friday 20 April runs from 9.30am to 12 noon and More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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New cycling measures on Leith Walk believed to be a Scottish first

While politicians move towards the possibility of using part of Leith Walk as a tram corridor, they are keen to make it a safer place for cyclists. They tried armadillos but although these were quite liked by cyclists, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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City Centre West to East Cycle Link – Information events today and Thursday

There are two information sessions this week all about the City Centre West to East Cycle Link and street design project. (CCWEL) The first is today 1pm – 7pm at 6 Murrayfield Place (formerly Bloemen Ecke) More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, March 31st, 2018
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Exhibition of native plants at the Botanics

A major new international arts initiative highlighting the intricate beauty and biodiversity of plant life opened in Edinburgh today. ‘Flora Scotia’ at the Royal Botanic Gardens showcases Scotland’s native More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, March 26th, 2018
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Glowride celebrates Edinburgh becoming a 20mph city

The Glowride postponed from earlier in the month took place last night starting at the City Chambers just after dark. Councillor David Key the Cycling Champion addresses those taking part Photo Greg Macvean  All More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, March 24th, 2018
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Dunedin Canmore begins new development in Craigmillar

The housing association, Dunedin Canmore, has started work on 70 new affordable homes in Craigmillar. Councillor Kate Campbell, Housing and Economy Convener, the City of Edinburgh Council, and Vice Convener, Councillor More...