City of Edinburgh Council criticised for 'sitting on' millions of pounds  BBC News

Money paid to City of Edinburgh Council by developers has "languished unused" for years rather than being spent, a new report has revealed. The backers of ...


Edinburgh council refuses to rule out congestion charge  BBC News

Council bosses have refused to rule out bringing forward plans to introduce a congestion charge to help reduce traffic in Edinburgh. In 2005 more than 74% of ...


Controversial plans for 650 new homes to the west of Edinburgh are approved  Edinburgh Live

Plans to build more than 650 new homes to the west of Edinburgh have been approved – despite the site being labelled “the worst possible place for a major ...


Over-stretched Edinburgh Council spends £22.5 million on agency workers  Edinburgh Evening News

over-stretched council staff are being propped up by the equivalent of more than 600 agency workers – while overtime payments have soared at City Chambers, ...


655 homes get go ahead in Edinburgh suburb  Insider.co.uk

Affordable residences included in plans for Maybury/Barnton area.


Edinburgh council accused of discrimination over ending of cash payments  Edinburgh Evening News

THE city council has been accused of discriminating against poorer and elderly people by announcing it will no longer accept cash over the counter for rent, ...


People power forces Edinburgh Council re-think on student flats  The Scotsman

Controversial student housing plans which sparked a public backlash have been withdrawn by developers after a storm of protest.


Edinburgh 'garden tax' waste scheme may be ditched  BBC News

Edinburgh councillors agree in principle to halt the city's controversial £25 a year garden waste *service*.


Edinburgh council halts garden waste charge  The Edinburgh Reporter

Councillors have agreed to halt a controversial paid-for garden waste *service* “in principle” after opposition councillors voted against the SNP-Labour ...


Why it’s been a week to forget for the people who run Edinburgh – John McLellan  The Scotsman

Last week was one to forget for Edinburgh Council's SNP-Labour coalition with first their garden tax scheme thrown out followed quickly by the Scottish ...


Housing bosses ‘letting down’ Edinburgh council tenants over repairs  Edinburgh Evening News

Housing chiefs have been accused of “letting down tenants” after it was revealed there were more than 3700 outstanding repairs for council homes.


Older cars to pay Edinburgh city centre levy  BBC News

Older cars will have to pay to enter Edinburgh city centre under plans to improve air quality. Edinburgh City Council has set out proposals to introduce low ...


Glasgow rat problem ‘alarmingly high’ as city sees six times more callouts than Edinburgh  The Scotsman

The number of callouts for pest controllers in Glasgow because of rats has been branded “alarmingly high” as it was revealed the city saw six times as many ...


Edinburgh trams: Proposals for new city centre loop unveiled  BBC News

The 10-year city centre transformation project would see the tram extend between Haymarket and University of Edinburgh.


Edinburgh Council sitting on ‘unused millions’  The Scotsman

Money paid to the council for roads, schools and other infrastructure improvements by developers has “languished unused” for years and not been spent on ...


What's in Edinburgh's 10 year transport masterplan?  CityMetric

Edinburgh City Council has released a draft 10-year transport plan, and put it out to public consultation. The jauntily-named Edinburgh City Centre ...


Edinburgh Council plans to extend low emission zones could ban around half of all vehicles  Edinburgh Live

Edinburgh Council have revealed plans to extend low emission zones across the entire city, which could ban around half of all vehicles from the roads.


Study will 'help future proof' Edinburgh's success  Scottish Housing News

Research into Edinburgh's future commercial property needs commissioned by the City of Edinburgh Council will helping future proof the success of the capital ...


Harry Potter author JK Rowling ordered to chop trees surrounding 17th century Edinburgh mansion  The Scotsman

Edinburgh Council bosses wrote to Harry Potter author JK Rowling asking her to lop massive trees surrounding her mansion after claiming they blocked street ...


Edinburgh Council outlines plan for short-term lets  Daily Business

Edinburgh Council will publish a report next week on tackling controversial short-term lets as part of a new policy aimed at balancing the needs of residents and ...


Leith's war on dog fouling continues as its revealed that only seven fines have been issued in five years  Edinburgh Live

In the wake of a campaign highlighting the critical dog fouling issue in Leith , it has now been revealed that dog fouling fines intended to deter people from ...


Controversial plan for 650 new homes in Edinburgh approved  BBC News

Controversial plans to build more than 650 new homes near Edinburgh Airport have been approved. Critics say the scheme, which will be built on fields next to ...


Edinburgh council in radical plans to ban polluting vehicles from ALL city streets  Daily Record

Only cars, buses and other vehicles with the cleanest engines would be permitted, to improve air quality.


Edinburgh pupils' climate change school strike could bring city centre traffic to a standstill  Edinburgh Live

Thousands of pupils will march through the city demanding action on climate change.


The clothing items banned under Edinburgh Council’s dress code for taxi drivers  The Scotsman

A dress code for Edinburgh's taxi and private hire drivers has emerged after seven drivers were sent home for wearing 'inappropriate clothing' during a police ...


Traffic-free days begin in Edinburgh city centre  BBC News

A number of Edinburgh's city centre streets were closed to traffic in an attempt to reduce air pollution.


The danger Edinburgh council poses to economic growth – John McLellan  Edinburgh Evening News

All change. After two years of muddling along, Edinburgh's SNP-Labour administration has realised there is more to managing a capital city than soundbites, ...


Advice for Edinburgh on workplace parking levy: Keep it simple - don’t have too many exemptions  Edinburgh Evening News

EXEMPTIONS from a workplace parking levy should be kept to a minimum, the transport boss from the only UK city to operate such a scheme has advised.


Drum Brae Drive to close for 'essential' Scottish Water repairs in Edinburgh  Edinburgh Live

The route will be off-limits from 9.30am on Sunday to 6am on Monday with diversions in place.


Plans submitted for student accommodation with almost 400 rooms, a gym and cinema room in Gorgie  Edinburgh Live

A planning application has been formally put to the City of Edinburgh Council for a new purpose-built accommodation on Westfield Road.


Revealed: this Old Town street is the ultimate Airbnb 'hotspot' in Edinburgh  Edinburgh Live

West Bow has the highest concentration of Airbnbs in the capital - and overall numbers are still rising.


Edinburgh City Council proposes new tourism policy  The National

A NEW policy on tourism is being proposed by the City of Edinburgh Council to provide greater balance to meet the needs of residents and visitors to…


Council insists 'dead deer' found in Edinburgh's Princes Street is fox  BBC News

Council officials insist a dead animal found on Edinburgh's Princes Street was a fox - despite claims it was a deer.


Edinburgh set 2030 carbon-neutral goal  Environment Journal

The City of Edinburgh Council has set an ambitious aim to make Edinburgh a carbon-neutral city by 2030. Alongside this carbon target, which includes a 'hard' ...


Here's how Edinburgh aims to go carbon neutral by 2030  The Scotsman

The Capital will aim to become carbon neutral by 2030 after council leaders set one of the most ambitious targets globally – 15 years earlier than the Scottish ...


What the Airbnb surge means for UK cities  BBC News

Rooms available to book on Airbnb have rocketed in number in major UK cities, leading to fears of "hollowed out communities" as tourists flock in. Data analysed ...


Moxy Hotel to be built in Edinburgh's new urban quarter  Insider.co.uk

Venue forms part of former Fountainbridge brewery mixed use site.


'Protecting Liveable, Affordable Communities': new group calls for short-term lets licensing system in Edinburgh  CommonSpace

Grassroots group demands action against unlawful short term lets in the capital ahead of council report.


Edinburgh pupils allowed to skip school for climate change march through city centre  The Scotsman

Pupils will be allowed to take part in Friday's global climate crisis march after youngsters told councillors that “disruption is needed because change needs to ...


Campaigners blast 'half-hearted' Edinburgh LEZ plans  AirQualityNews

The City of Edinburgh Council has published more details of its Low Emission Zone (LEZ), which is set to come into force by the end of 2020. Older and more ...


In pictures: Edinburgh enjoys traffic-free Sunday as part of global initiative  HeraldScotland

The streets of Scotland's capital city are usually awash with cars and buses dominating and polluting spaces with noise and fumes. But Edinburgh residents and ...


Hydro-electric scheme to power Saughton Park  BBC News

Work has started to build a micro hydro-electric system on the Water of Leith in Edinburgh. An Archimedes Screw Turbine will power two ground-source heat ...


REVEALED: These are the most rat-infested streets in Edinburgh  Edinburgh Evening News

Figures from the City of Edinburgh Council show exactly where in the city has the worst problems with rats.


Stone mosaics will not be returned to Rose Street in Edinburgh  BBC News

Stone mosaics removed from an Edinburgh street undergoing a £1m resurfacing project will not be returned. Eight rose motifs were installed along Rose Street, ...


Council criticised for 'sitting on' £2.65m of developer contributions  LocalGov

City of Edinburgh Council has been criticised for 'sitting on' £2.65m worth of contributions from the backers of large construction projects. Developers are ...


Kirkliston councillor blasts school ‘ransom’ pledge by housing developers  Edinburgh Evening News

A councillor has warned that a village “will not be held to ransom for their children's education” over claims house-builders are pledging to hand over land for ...


Millerhill now fully operational  The Edinburgh Reporter

The joint project between The City of Edinburgh Council and Midlothian Council, Millerhill Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERC), located in Midlothian ...


Nicola Sturgeon's AirBNB regulation announcement welcomed by Edinburgh and Highland Councils  CommonSpace

Rise in AirBNBs contributed to the housing crisis in tourist hotspots like Edinburgh and the Highlands.


Edinburgh’s bus wars heading for showdown in Royal Mile  Edinburgh Evening News

EDINBURGH'S bus wars are set to be ramped up with First Bus understood to be planning to launch open-top bus tours in the Capital.


Edinburgh Council Planning approves Johnnie Walker visitor experience centre  Drinks Insight Network

The City of Edinburgh Council Planning Committee has approved plans to create a global visitor experience centre for Johnnie Walker in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Edinburgh’s politicians have tough decision to make over congestion change – Steve Cardownie  The Scotsman

The news that a congestion charge may be reconsidered for Edinburgh has met with a pretty hostile response which was predictable to say the least, says Steve ...


MSP hits roof over Conservative 'sabotage' of Airbnb reform  The Times

Airbnb landlords face a new hurdle in Scotland with plans to ban them from letting out their property to tourists without planning permission.Councils would be ...


Pollution in Edinburgh puts congestion levy back on the agenda  The Times

Concerns over air quality have raised the prospect of introducing congestion charging in Edinburgh, 14 years after the move was rejected in a referendum.


System that stopped Edinburgh becoming 2nd-rate Los Angeles is broken – Cliff Hague  The Scotsman

The future of Edinburgh is in the balance. That is why the Cockburn Association is launching a major consultation exercise, called “Our Unique City”, writes the ...


Most Aberdeen councillors will pay £30 garden waste charge  Aberdeen Evening Express

The majority of Aberdeen councillors will be paying a controversial new £30 charge for garden waste collections. The levy is expected to be introduced in a bid ...


Edinburgh ready to vote in elections that were never meant to happen  Edinburgh Evening News

VOTERS go to the polls tomorrow in possibly the UK's most hotly contested European Parliament elections ever.


Former rubber factory to open as art hub in Edinburgh  BBC News

A former rubber factory in the heart of Edinburgh will reopen as an artists' hub this weekend. The North British Rubber Factory building in Fountainbridge has ...


Empire Bingo in Edinburgh set to become new Wetherspoons superpub as drinks giant has permit approved  Edinburgh Live

Edinburgh Council approved the new pub chain outlet to be built in a former Bingo Hall on Nicolson Street.


Scotland round-up: Talks begin on Edinburgh city centre transformation; Fife farm destruction row  The Planner

Consultation has started on a suite of key policies designed to improve Edinburgh's city centre and the health of the capital. The Planner. Fife farm destruction ...


Edinburgh councillors to debate 'ambitious' carbon neutral target  shropshirestar.com

The city could commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2037.


First pictures of plans for £3.75 million new Edinburgh Fruitmarket Gallery  Edinburgh Evening News

Internationally renowned Fruitmarket Gallery on Market Street will close in for a year in July to undergo drastic refurbishment including plans to extend into the ...


Edinburgh’s Low Emission Zone ‘won’t make any difference’ to most polluted street  Edinburgh Evening News

FURIOUS residents have hit out at council plans to exclude one of Scotland's most polluted streets from the city's core Low Emission Zone.


Edinburgh's first purpose-built performance venue in more than 100 years wins planning permission  The Stage

Previously referred to as the Impact Centre, it will be called the Dunard Centre – after a donation from the Dunard Fund – and will be Edinburgh's first ...


Beltane Fire Festival marks May Day in Edinburgh  BBC News

Thousands gathered to watch a fire festival at Edinburgh's Calton Hill for the city's May Day celebration. Hundreds of volunteers at Beltane Fire Festival ...


City to move ahead with consultation on changes to city centre  The Edinburgh Reporter

The City of Edinburgh Council now has approval to move ahead with consultation on the bold plans to change how we get about the city centre. At this morning's ...


Pete Gregson ejected from council meeting today  The Edinburgh Reporter

A campaigner has been kicked out of a council meeting following “utterly shameful” comments about Ruth Davidson's baby. Peter Gregson, who was addressing ...


The BEST pictures from the first ever Open Streets Edinburgh  The Scotsman

Edinburgh has now become the first UK city to join the global Open Streets movement by temporarily banning traffic from key streets on Sunday.


Edinburgh 2029: Here's what the council want the city centre to look like in the future  Edinburgh Evening News

Edinburgh Council have released a series of artist's impressions of what they see their plans for the future of the city centre.


Edinburgh Marathon Festival – Love Music Community Choir are in the race!  The Edinburgh Reporter

11 members of the Love Music Community Choir and team are running in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival this weekend to raise funds for its inclusive singing ...


REIT moves into Scotland using housing association only registered in England  Inside Housing

Real estate investment trust (REIT) Triple Point has expanded into Scotland using a housing association not registered in the country, Inside Housing can reveal.


Petition demands recycling bins at Edinburgh beauty spots blighted by heatwave litter louts  Edinburgh Evening News

A petition is calling for recycling bins to be placed along Portobello Promenade after the beach was blighted by litter following a scorching Bank Holiday ...


Edinburgh Marathon 2019: Full list of road closures and disruption  Edinburgh Evening News

The Edinburgh Marathon 2019 will take place on Sunday 26 May, with thousands of runners taking to the streets of the city to compete in the popular race.


'Largest' bouncy castle in Europe blocked from Edinburgh site  BBC News

Plans to inflate "the largest bouncy castle in Europe" in an empty industrial unit in Edinburgh have been blocked by councillors. The city council's development ...


'People before profit': Campaigners celebrate victory over Edinburgh Scotmid development  CommonSpace

Scotmid this week withdrew their application for a student housing and retail project following over a hundred objections from local residents.


Save Leith Walk - Developers appeal decision to refuse demolition  Edinburgh Live

The developers behind a controversial scheme to demolish properties on Leith Walk have appealed the council's refusal to grant planning permission.


Rent controls key to tackling poverty in Scotland's capital, head of Edinburgh poverty commission argues  CommonSpace

Legislation for Rent Pressure Zones was passed in 2016, but have been described as unworkable and have not been introduced in any Council area yet.


Edinburgh consults on new health and care plans  Third Force News

Edinburgh wants to put its citizens at the heart of collaborative health and social care and is to consult on their views. They are being asked to comment on a ...


Borders council bosses admit spending more than £110,000 on non-disclosure agreements over past five years  The Southern Reporter

Scottish Borders Council bosses have admitted paying out £25000 earlier this year to keep a former employee quiet.


Refunds of £25 garden tax only in ‘extreme cases’ – John McLellan  Edinburgh Evening News

A basic principle of good consumer relations is you get what you pay for or you are due a refund. Subject to conditions of course. But when the bill is a tax it ...


New concert hall plan for Edinburgh given green light  HeraldScotland

EDINBURGH is to have a new concert hall and venue, the Dunard Centre.


Open Streets Edinburgh: What's on as Old Town goes traffic free on Sunday  Edinburgh Evening News

Edinburgh will become the first UK city to join the global Open Streets movement on Sunday – following in the footsteps of Paris and New York when traffic is ...


Fears expressed that new Tweedbank hotel could take trade away from Melrose  The Southern Reporter

Community councillors in Melrose remain unimpressed by plans to build a 71-bedroom budget hotel at Tweedbank.


City centre's drive to go vehicle-free by 2029  The Times

Four lifts will be installed across Edinburgh city centre with large stretches to become vehicle-free under plans to overhaul and extend the city's tram system.


Telecoms firm CEO shortlisted for entrepreneurial award  The Edinburgh Reporter

THE boss of one of the country's leading telecommunications firms has been included on a shortlist of pioneering business leaders for a prestigious ...


Social enterprise aims to create positivity  Third Force News

A new social enterprise has been launched to create positivity within a community. What if…North Edinburgh, a social enterprise programme looking to inspire ...


New homes mark completion of £70m transformation of Hyvots  Scottish Housing News

Residents in an Edinburgh community celebrated the opening of 24 new homes which signalled the final chapter in a £70 million regeneration project. The new ...


Council warns landlords over Airbnb rules  The Edinburgh Reporter

Council officials have sent out dozens of “impact warning letters” to properties thought to be operating as Airbnb-style short term lets against planning rules – as ...


Entrepreneur hubs – now in your local library  The Edinburgh Reporter

The Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy Kate Forbes launched a new network of business hubs yesterday. The hubs are located in public libraries ...


European election results times 2019: Region-by-region guide to the big night  Mirror Online

The EU election results are expected to be bruising for both main parties and could push Theresa May closer to the door. But they'll also be tricky to understand.


Glasgow and Edinburgh race to become the UK's first net-zero emissions city  World Economic Forum

Rival Scottish cities Glasgow and Edinburgh are competing to become the first city in the UK to achieve net zero carbon emissions.


Everything you can expect from Edinburgh's incredible city centre transformation  Edinburgh Live

The City of Edinburgh has revealed plans including a tram loop, hopper bus *service* and cyclist bridge.


Council vehicle continues to use pavement as parking bay  The Edinburgh Reporter

Paul from Fountainbridge has been in touch to tell us about the council vehicles which continue to use the pavement in Cowgate to park on, despite the council ...


Save Leith Walk may have to continue their fight against Drum  The Edinburgh Reporter

Drum Property Group have appealed against the decision to refuse their planning application for a demolition and rebuilding of a two storey block on Leith Walk.


Scottish design agency celebrating “The D-Day Story” nominated for European Museum of the Year Award 2019  Deadline News

Scottish design agency, Studio MB, is celebrating after a recent project was shortlisted for the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award 2019.


Millerhill EfW plant enters full operation  letsrecycle.com

The Millerhill Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERC), located in Millerhill, Midlothian, has now entered full operation, ahead of programme.


Concerns that Bathgate Academy is peforming 'way below' expected levels  Edinburgh Live

Inspectors visited earlier this year and their report detailed disappointing figures in certain subjects.


Whisky tourist site set to go ahead at former Frasers store in Edinburgh  BBC News

Proposals to open a "world-class" whisky tourist destination in one of Edinburgh's most prominent empty buildings is set to go ahead. Drinks giant Diageo's ...


Scotland's capital ranked one of most talented cities in world  The National

EDINBURGH has been named as one of the world's most talent-rich cities and the second in the UK thanks to its world-class universities and a…


Church adopts anti-semitism definition and backs Holy Land work  HeraldScotland

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland reaffirmed its presence in the Holy Land amid concerns about the value of its investments there.


Edinburgh Tram extension project approved  International Railway Journal

The City of Edinburgh Council has approved the extension of the city's light rail line from York Place north to Newhaven.