Opponents told to stop ‘turning a molehill into a mountain’ amid Edinburgh Council leadership squabble  The Scotsman

Opponents have been told to stop turning “a tiny molehill into a massive mountain” amid a squabble as to who is in charge of the city when the council leader ...


There's 'turmoil' at Edinburgh council - as no one can agree who's in charge  Edinburgh Live

The leader of the council is going on leave - and three different colleagues all think they're taking over.


Edinburgh Council delays decision on stripping religious leaders of 'completely outdated' voting rights  Edinburgh News

COUNCILLORS will consult with faith leaders before deciding whether to strip “completely outdated and undemocratic” voting rights for unelected religious ...


Edinburgh council leader Adam McVey to take adoption leave  BBC News

Edinburgh council leader Adam McVey is to become a dad with his partner after adopting two boys.


'Not acceptable': Youth climate strikers hit back at Edinburgh Council proposal to permit school strikes to one per year  CommonSpace

Council passed emergency motions in March and May permitting school participation in global youth climate strikes.


'Cobbled together' plan means Edinburgh council will have 'no leader' for six weeks  Edinburgh News

COUNCIL bosses have been blasted for “cobbled together” arrangements for the leader of the authority's adoption leave – with the SNP group chairperson set to ...


Low Emission Zone fears for Midlothian  MidLothian Advertiser

An influx of cheap cars and job losses are among issues Midlothian expects in the wake of a clampdown in Edinburgh on fuel emissions.


Edinburgh Council Leader to take paternity leave  The Edinburgh Reporter

Council Leader Adam McVey continues to break all sorts of traditions at the City Chambers, and the next one (after his reluctance to wear a tie to formal ...


Edinburgh council leader set to take adoption leave  The National

THE leader of Edinburgh City Council is set to become the first local authority chief in the country to take adoption leave.


Edinburgh Council to investigate upgrading buildings to tackle climate emergency  Edinburgh News

Council bosses will investigate upgrading the authority's old buildings to make them more sustainable as part of a commitment to become carbon neutral by ...


'Alien intrusion' flats refused permission by Edinburgh Council  Edinburgh News

COUNCILLORS have rejected a bid to build 20 flats in Murrayfield after being labelled “an alien intrusion” for neighbours.


Youth climate strikers will face no punishment by Edinburgh Council amid one-day permission limit  The Scotsman

YOUTH climate strikers will only be allowed to demonstrate one day per school year - but will face no punishment for skipping lessons.


Council called upon to manage the use of amplifiers on Edinburgh's streets  The Edinburgh Reporter

Liberal Democrat councillors are calling for a crackdown on amplified entertainment in the city centre to prevent residents from being treated like “exhibits in a ...


Judy Murray hits out at Edinburgh Council over tennis court charges  The Scotsman

Judy Murray took to Twitter to express her disappointment at the charges for Edinburgh tennis courts.


Edinburgh Council considers radical plan for Princes Street  The National

RADICAL plans to allow bars and restaurants on Princes Street are to be considered by Edinburgh Council, it has been announced.


Edinburgh council must show proof of how good tourists are for city– Helen Martin  Edinburgh News

WITH Lonely Planet putting the Edinburgh Festival at top ranking, over-tourism supporters are feeling victorious. Edinburgh's World Heritage and the Cockburn ...


Thousands of Edinburgh’s Airbnb properties ‘potentially unlawful’  The Scotsman

Thousands of Airbnb properties may be operating unlawfully in the Capital as council enforcement struggles to cope with the explosion of short-term lets.


Edinburgh Council's homelessness case length now averaging 365 days  Edinburgh News

Fears have been raised over “scary” workloads for homelessness officials – with the average case length now 365 days. An audit report of the council's ...


Edinburgh Council bosses accused of giving false hope to community centre funding bid  Edinburgh News

The city council leadership has been blasted for giving campaigners “strong hope” that funding would be available to rebuild a community centre destroyed by ...


Lothian bus strike off after drivers agree deal with bosses  The Scotsman

The planned strike by Lothian Bus drivers has been called off after drivers agreed to new proposals brought forward by bosses.


Catholic church accused of 'misinformation' over Edinburgh Council voting rights row  Edinburgh News

GREEN councillors have accused church leaders of “spectacular misinterpretation” over proposals to remove voting rights of unelected religious representatives ...


Anger over fenced off Princes Street benches fuels call for Edinburgh council tax rebate  Edinburgh News

RAGING residents have slammed festival organisers for fencing off benches on Princes Street.


The key stories of 2019 in Scotland’s restaurant sector so far  The Scotsman

It has been a summer of fervent activity and ongoing evolution in Scotland's restaurant sector, as canny culinary operators adapt to the changing demands of an ...


Edinburgh council urges residents to collect sandbags as yet more floods expected this weekend  Edinburgh Live

Here are all the fire stations where you can collect the sandbags from - plus other tips for protecting your home.


Council to restrict funding for The Venchie to the end of the year  The Edinburgh Reporter

Despite Councillor Callum Laidlaw's best efforts today to get more funding for a unique club in Craigmillar which helps children get to school, the council agreed ...


Why Edinburgh council must stop spraying the city with this chemical – Alison Johnstone  The Scotsman

Edinburgh City Council has just completed a consultation on its Low Emission Zone proposals, with the aim of tackling air pollution in the Capital.


Edinburgh bus driver strike: Fresh talks taking place  BBC News

Officials from Unite meet representatives of City of Edinburgh Council, which owns Lothian Buses.


Complaints Edinburgh council and NHS Lothian breached new data laws  Edinburgh News

RESIDENTS are claiming Edinburgh city council bosses are breaching their data rights at the rate of more than one-a-month, the Evening News can reveal.


Great Junction Street closed in Leith for the next five days with delays expected  Edinburgh Live

The City of Edinburgh Council say carriageway resurfacing will be taking place on the busy route.


Three times more student rooms built than council homes in Edinburgh since 2010  The Scotsman

For every council house built in Edinburgh there have been three student accommodation units completed since 2010, new figures show.


Edinburgh taxis to be allowed digital roof adverts after council green light  Edinburgh News

Taxis in the Capital will be able to display digital adverts on their roofs despite concerns “the city is busy enough” with notices.


Edinburgh residents fraudulently try to swindle city out of £1.2 million  Edinburgh News

Finance chiefs have been blasted after the city council detected almost £1.2 million of customer fraud in the space of a year – with only £355000 being ...


Fife-Holland ferries could launch as soon as late October under 'ambitious' plans  The Scotsman

Ferries to the Netherlands from Rosyth could start as soon as the end of October according to the director of the company looking to establish the route.


Edinburgh Council hit with bill for Airbnb style flats which are 'hollowing out communities'  Edinburgh News

COUNCIL bosses had to fork out £30000 in legal costs to stop two properties being used as party flats which are “hollowing out communities”.


Edinburgh Council demand removal of Hutchison Vale's controversial container for goalposts  Edinburgh News

Edinburgh council has been accused of heavy-handedness after issuing football club Hutchison Vale with a legal letter demanding the removal of a metal ...


Edinburgh council gives green light for children to skip class for climate strikes  The Times

School pupils in Edinburgh will face no punishment if they skip classes for regular “climate strikes” throughout the year.Pupils throughout the world have ...


Lothian Buses strike: Edinburgh council must back firm, not militant drivers – John McLellan  The Scotsman

Edinburgh councillors might be able to bring Lothian Buses' managers and unhappy drivers together, but in the current circumstances the city council has little ...


Over £1m has been defrauded from Edinburgh City Council - and most of it isn't coming back  Edinburgh Live

The green bin charge, as well as tax discounts, blue badge use and illegal subletting has led to a hefty bill.


Ocean Drive in Leith to close to traffic near shopping centre for a third day on Wednesday  Edinburgh Live

The route, which reopened earlier this afternoon, will be off-limits once more from 9.30am.


Edinburgh education chief gives reassurance to religious groups over voting rights row  Edinburgh News

The city's schools leader has broken his silence to reassure religious communities the authority has “no intention whatsoever” to remove representatives from an ...


Queensferry Road lane closures to cause travel disruption for the next three days  Edinburgh Live

The City of Edinburgh Council say a stretch of the A90 will be affected due to street lighting renewal works.


21 of the most ridiculously Edinburgh things to ever happen in Edinburgh  Edinburgh Live

From signs telling us not to lick urinals to yoghurt-browsing Chewbaccas, Edinburgh really is a wonderfully weird place.


'Party flat' ban for Edinburgh Airbnb property owner  The Scotsman

A LANDLORD has been ordered to stop using Airbnb to let out his Edinburgh flats to tourists.


Broughton Road to remain closed until Thursday due to sink hole which appeared at weekend  Edinburgh Live

The route has been closed in both directions after the alarming discovery was made.


Court order sought to dig up 200 graves in Leith for Edinburgh Tram extension work  Edinburgh News

COUNCIL bosses will seek court permission next month to exhume up to 200 bodies from medieval graves in Leith as part of the controversial tram extension ...


East Princes Street Gardens are open again  The Edinburgh Reporter

National Galleries Scotland (NGS) have completed their work to create a new accessible path in East Princes Street Gardens has been opened to the public, the ...


Scottish taxpayers footing £2.6m Airbnb tax bill in Edinburgh  The Scotsman

A Tax loophole means Airbnb and short-term let property owners are being publicly subsidised to the tune of at least £2.6 million in the Capital, the Evening ...


Edinburgh Council unveils sandbag pick-up locations for residents to prevent homes flooding  Edinburgh News

Edinburgh City Council is advising residents and businesses of where to collect sandbags in the Capital to prepare for flooding ahead of the forecast heavy rain.


OAP slams Edinburgh Council after repairs delayed due to 'birds roosting' in roof  Edinburgh News

PENSIONER Margaret Luke asked the council to repair holes in the fascia board in front of her roof in time to stop birds getting in.


Vagina blimp banned from the Royal Mile - it's now floating above a field outside Edinburgh  Edinburgh Live

A 19-foot-long blimp designed to look like a vagina, which was to be used in a campaign from a woman's health company, has been banned from its location on ...


Greens hit out at Tory councillor who was 'schooled' on climate  The National

A CLIMATE change-denying Tory has come under fire after he told school pupils he was “sceptical” about the science.


Top Edinburgh amateur team's fury as council wreck pitch 48 hours before Scottish Cup match  Edinburgh News

A top city football team's Scottish Cup dreams have been left in tatters after bungling council workers ruined their pitch just two days before their shot at glory.


Scottish independence supporters plan march through Edinburgh  HeraldScotland

All Under One Banner have arranged a rally for Scottish independence in Edinburgh on Saturday, October 5 after agreeing on a route with the…


Revealed: Trump Treasury Secretary's ties to controversial Edinburgh housing plan  The Scotsman

Steven Mnuchin and his wife, the Scots actor Louise Linton, are linked to a trust planning a major development in the upmarket Edinburgh area of Murrayfield.


Edinburgh Airport still won't limit its number of night-time flights despite calls  Edinburgh Live

Airport bosses have been blasted for their “deafening silence” over stalled proposals to limit the number of night-time flights – 18 months after councillors backed ...


Plans for ferries to run from Fife to Holland in 'advanced stage'  The Scotsman

Plans for a new ferry *service* to the Netherlands from the Firth of Forth are “quite far along”, according to the head of the company proposing the new route.


"We will not stop till we see this issue fixed": The climate strikers facing down Edinburgh Council  HeraldScotland

EDINBURGH City Council's decision last week to only allow one authorised absence per year for climate strikes, did not go down well with the…


Mice droppings and mould found at Michelin-starred The Kitchin in Edinburgh  The Scotsman

Tom Kitchin's Michelin-starred restaurant in Leith has been rapped by hygiene inspectors, after mouse dropping and mould were found on the premises, it has ...


Strategic plan approved for council and NHS services  The Edinburgh Reporter

Health bosses will press ahead with proposals to radically overhaul how services are provided to patients despite a warning it could be “difficult to deliver” a ...


Edinburgh tourism boom driving out businesses, says report  Insider.co.uk

Office to hotel and homes conversion is pushing up rents according to Knight Frank.


Watch as police try to seize Edinburgh festival busker's kit in crackdown  Edinburgh News

FOOTAGE has emerged of police threatening to seize a musician's kit as the Capital gets tough with festival buskers.


Edinburgh's lawn bowling clubs threatened by cut to grass clippings service  Edinburgh News

Lawn bowling clubs across the Capital are in danger of going bust if a council *service* to pick up their grass clipping is withdrawn, it has been claimed.


The multi-millionaires who are profiting from Edinburgh's short-term lets bonanza  Edinburgh News

A Monaco-based millionaire, an English aristocrat and an Australian investment fund are among the major players making money from Edinburgh's short-term ...


Edinburgh is now effectively run by tourist industry – Cliff Hague  The Scotsman

The idea that Edinburgh City Council exists to serve the citizens who live there may seem quaint, but it is important, writes Cliff Hague.


Care users should rely on friends and family first, Edinburgh report says  HeraldScotland

Health and social care providers in Edinburgh are to be urged to "abandon the idea" that their job is to assess people to see what…


Rangers First In UK To Receive Gold Armed Forces Award  Rangers Football Club

RANGERS has today been confirmed as the first British football club to be awarded a top award from the Ministry of Defence. The Scottish Premiership side and ...


Edinburgh reserves to help plug budget hole  Midlothian View

Tuesday August 13th 2019. Edinburgh Council. Written by Local Democracy Reporter, David Bol. Edinburgh council finance leaders hope to draw on £1m of ...


Edinburgh's disabled children being 'segregated' in mainstream schools due to lack of support  Edinburgh News

Disabled children channelled towards mainstream schools are being left isolated and segregated because there is not enough support, an Evening News ...


Work starts soon on new affordable homes in Leith  The Edinburgh Reporter

Work is set to start on urgently-needed affordable homes in a prime Leith location thanks to the efforts of three locally-based organisations. The 82 high-spec ...


Edinburgh Lothian Buses strike: These are the terms of the new deal in full  Edinburgh News

A city council official will be drafted into Lothian Buses to oversee complaints of “behaviours and trust” with management, if drivers back a new deal to avert strike ...


Edinburgh health and social care strategy revealed  Third Force News

Plans to revamp health and social care services in the capital have been revealed. The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB), which oversees the delivery of ...


Midnight misery as Fringe venue’s ‘thumping eighties playlist’ keeps student residents awake  Edinburgh News

STUDENTS living in a block near a popular Fringe venue have complained of “pounding” music going on into the early hours of the morning – despite the ...


Pupils will only be allowed one day to strike for climate action after Edinburgh Council backtrack  The Scotsman

PUPILS are set to be restricted to missing just one school day a year to protest against the climate emergency – amid officials warning “there is no appropriate ...


Call for crackdown on loud buskers disturbing residents in Edinburgh city centre  Edinburgh Live

Liberal Democrats are calling for a crackdown on amplified entertainment in the city centre to prevent residents from being treated like “exhibits in a goldfish ...


Plans to create over 1850 waterfront homes in north of Edinburgh given go-ahead  Scottish Housing News

Plans to create over 1850 waterfront homes in the north of Edinburgh are set to go ahead as early this autumn following a planning appeal. The Edinburgh ...


Amplified busking crackdown demanded to protect Edinburgh residents from noise  Edinburgh News

Liberal Democrats are calling for a crackdown on amplified entertainment in the city centre to prevent residents from being treated like “exhibits in a goldfish ...


Climate campaigners want to march along Princes Street  The Edinburgh Reporter

Youth climate campaigners will be given just 10 days' notice as to whether they will get permission from the council to march along Princes Street next month.


Building a short stretch of track would give Edinburgh a third main rail hub – John McLellan  The Scotsman

The proposed 'Almond Chord' rail line would link the moribund Edinburgh Gateway station with the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line beyond Winchburgh, writes ...


Tender - Playground Services  Horticulture Week

Read on for the latest tender from Horticulture Week's Tenders Tracker *service* for contractors and suppliers to the horticulture and landscape industry.


School bus nightmare for family of disabled child after free transport cut by council  Edinburgh News

A six-year-old disabled boy whose father is serving in Iraq has free school transport cut by the council with just three weeks notice.


This photographic exhibition in Leith is highlighting 'neglect' of the Shore spanning over 20 years  Edinburgh Live

The man behind the exhibition, Jim Jarvie, says it is a community call for action that looks behind the scenes.


Sink hole appears in Edinburgh city centre road  BBC News

Broughton Road in Edinburgh is closed to traffic between East Claremont Street and Logie Green Road.


Work to start on multimillion pound Granton waterfront  BBC News

Edinburgh Marina Holdings plan to create new housing, conference hotel and spa at Granton's Western Harbour.


Edinburgh Festival Fireworks Concert: Times, road closures, banned items, tickets and venue map  Edinburgh Live

The spectacular show, which is one of the world's biggest firework displays, is now less than a week away.


Edinburgh taxi hits pedestrian on Queen Street pavement after driver suffers possible 'medical incident'  Edinburgh News

A taxi has struck a pedestrian on the pavement in Queen Street this afternoon after the driver suffered a possible 'medical incident' at the wheel.


Film crew descends on Portobello for new BBC drama  Edinburgh News

Filming is taking place in Portobello today for the new BBC drama Elizabeth is Missing.


Edinburgh reconvenes homelessness task force to address rough sleeping  Scottish Housing News

The City of Edinburgh Council's homelessness task force will reconvene today to address how city-wide services can best help some of the most vulnerable ...


21000 children in Edinburgh now living in poverty  The Edinburgh Reporter

Teaching staff have been forced to set up an “in-school food bank” to support some of the 21,000 children now living in poverty in Edinburgh – as 39 per cent of ...


16 of Edinburgh's most fascinating archaeological discoveries  The Scotsman

Edinburgh District Council archaeologist Mark Collard with one of the seventeen 16th century skeletons discovered under Magdalen chapel in the Cowgate in ...


Edinburgh Lothian Buses strike: everything we know so far  The Scotsman

A planned strike from Lothian Buses drivers has been suspended, following a proposed deal.


New taxi rank plan for Edinburgh Waverley station branded 'absolutely crazy'  Edinburgh News

PROPOSALS to shift a train station taxi rank across a road and further away from a busy entrance have been labelled “absolutely crazy” amid fears disabled ...


Who keeps digging up Edinburgh’s pavements? Is the council looking for buried treasure? – Susan Morrison  The Scotsman

Susan Morrison is among the walking wounded injured after a fall on Edinburgh's streets, which she says have become littered with anti-personnel devices ...


£20 million package to improve Edinburgh's George Street for cyclists and pedestrians  Edinburgh News

One of the Capital's most popular streets is set to receive a major transformation worth £20m to drastically improve its walking, cycling and wheeling provision for ...


Outstanding support of armed forces earns honours for St Helens Council and NHS Hospitals Trust  St Helens Star

ST HELENS Council and St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust have been honoured by the Ministry of Defence for their outstanding support to ...


Youth strikers want to march down Edinburgh's Princes Street in protest against climate emergency  Edinburgh News

YOUTH climate campaigners will be given just 10 days notice whether they will be backed by the council to march down Princes Street next month.


Sequins, sporrans, lechery and lap-dancing: why The Lady Boys of Bangkok rule the fringe  The Guardian

Shunned by hipsters, adored by local Scots, they're the fringe's biggest show. How did this retro cocktail of cheesy euphoria become such a phenomenon?


Adam McVey shows contempt for public with ‘trolls’ jibe – Iain Whyte  Edinburgh News

Edinburgh's council leader has form for dismissing people who complain about basic services, writes Iain Whyte.


Edinburgh's house hunters flee capital for wider horizons on the coast  The Times

East Lothian has become the property powerhouse of Scotland after values surged by an average of £26000 over the past six months.The typical cost of a ...


Two Scottish cities in row over plan to relocate Stone of Destiny  The National

A ROW is brewing over the future location of the Stone of Destiny with politicians in Edinburgh telling Perth's city fathers they'll only ever…


Arts Council England to set up theatre showcase at Edinburgh Festival Fringe  The Stage

Arts Council England is to fund a new performing arts showcase at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. With a focus on theatre, dance and circus, the Arts Council ...