Edinburgh Council ‘doomed’ by budget cuts from Scottish Government  Edinburgh Evening News

CITY councillors have called for a complete overhaul of how the Scottish Government funds local authorities – after fears the Capital is “doomed” by cuts from ...


Edinburgh Council re-advertise nearly 100 planning applications after IT glitch  Edinburgh Evening News

The city council has been forced to re-advertise almost 100 planning applications after an IT upgrade led to computer systems grinding to a halt.


Nursery teachers could face axe in Edinburgh council budget cuts  Edinburgh Evening News

Qualified teachers could be withdrawn from nursery schools across the city as part of the council's budget cuts.


Depute leader of Edinburgh Council calls for extra Government funding amid 'unacceptable' £47m cuts  Edinburgh Live

The depute leader of the city council has blasted the "unacceptable level of cuts" imposed by the Scottish Government as the administration draws up plans to ...


Edinburgh council could scrap £2.6m funding for community police officers  Edinburgh Evening News

COUNCIL funding for community police officers could be ended as part of worse-than-expected budget cuts required to balance the books.


More than £1.1m of Edinburgh residents’ overpaid council tax being withheld  Edinburgh Evening News

More than £1.1 million of Edinburgh residents' over-paid council tax has not been returned to them by city chiefs, it has emerged.


Hoteliers rubbish Edinburgh council claim of tourism tax support  The Scotsman

Hoteliers have branded claims that a majority of Edinburgh's accommodation providers back a tourist tax as “unbelievable”. Edinburgh City Council released the ...


Edinburgh council chiefs blasted over new rota explanation for bin chaos  Edinburgh Evening News

A city councillor has blasted waste officials for claiming bin collection problems were down to new rotas still to “bed in” – almost three months after the four-day ...


Secrets of the dirty tricks department: Edinburgh Council sued over intimidation campaign  Edinburgh Evening News

EDINBURGH Council bosses are being taken to court to force them to release a hushed-up report into fraud allegations and dirty tricks, the Evening News can ...


Edinburgh Council pledge to end homeless families staying in B&Bs  Edinburgh Live

The leader of the city council has pledged to end families staying in B&Bs as the capital gears up for a busy 2019 which could include the tram extension getting ...


Guidelines for bin collections in City of Edinburgh Council  Linlithgow Journal & Gazette

Most kerbside bin collections will continue within the authority as usual over this year's festive period.


Duke of Edinburgh car crash road already under safety review  ITV News

Safety concerns had been raised over a stretch of road where the Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a car crash. The local council is due to consider plans for ...


Edinburgh to host IFSC European Climbing Championships  British Mountaineering Council

Edinburgh is set to host the International Federation of Sport Climbing's (IFSC) European Championships 2019 for lead and speed after being awarded the ...


Edinburgh Council leader pledges to end sending homeless families to B&Bs  Edinburgh Evening News

The leader of the city council has pledged to end families staying in B&Bs as the Capital gears up for a busy 2019 which could include the tram extension getting ...


Premier Inn wins appeal to add another 22 bedrooms despite Edinburgh Council's ruling  Edinburgh Live

The council originally turned down the application but a Scottish Government reporter has overturned the decision.


John McLellan: No easy fixes for Edinburgh Council’s budget headache  The Scotsman

This time next week the post-Hogmanay hangovers will have just about cleared and after the season's excesses thoughts usually turn to the New Year diet and ...


Uncollected rubbish left on Edinburgh council’s doorstep  Edinburgh Evening News

EXASPERATED Alison Weir didn't know what to do when countless calls to the council failed to get her mother-in-law's bins collected – so she emptied the ...


Springfield Properties plans further 139 homes at Edinburgh development  Scottish Housing News

Springfield Properties has submitted a planning application for an additional 139 homes its existing site in Edinburgh. The housebuilder has submitted plans to ...


Edinburgh Council will recycle your Christmas tree for FREE  Edinburgh Live

It is all fun and games until it comes to taking down the Christmas tree, especially in time for New Year. But the people of Edinburgh are in luck because the ...


Edinburgh firms to meet ahead of George Street revamp decision  HeraldScotland

IT has taken the firm behind one of the world's biggest British Army bases to help design, and now the latest blueprint for one of Scotland's most…


More complaints about bin collections  The Edinburgh Reporter

Opposition councillors have called for the city's environment convener to be replaced after issuing a “hollow apology” as more than 2,500 complaints over ...


Delays to Christmas tree collections leave streets in Edinburgh looking like an 'obstacle course'  Edinburgh Live

Delays to Christmas tree collections in Edinburgh has led to dozens of complaints from residents, after some streets were left looking like an ''obstacle course''.


Housing at former Corstorphine Hospital site approved  BBC News

Proposals to turn an Edinburgh hospital into housing have been approved despite rows over the welfare of pandas at the nearby zoo. Corstorphine Hospital will ...


Edinburgh's trams see passenger numbers jump 10%  BBC News

Passenger numbers rise to 7.3 million over 2018 after extra trams are added at peak times in Edinburgh.


Strong support for Edinburgh tourist tax, consultation finds  Aberdeen Evening Express

Proposals to introduce a tourist tax on accommodation in Edinburgh have won strong support in a public consultation. Nine in 10 residents and more than half of ...


Bid to shave £9m from Edinburgh’s care budget was ‘too optimistic’  Edinburgh Evening News

Promises to cut £9m from Edinburgh's health and social care services this financial year were “too optimistic” as the authority draws up plans to remove £47m ...


Edinburgh councillor apologises for ‘bloody Dundee’ comment  The Courier

Edinburgh council depute leader Cammy Day has backtracked on his comments about Dundee, insisting he wants to learn from the city's waterfront project.


City Council's Transport Convener hits back at claims Edinburgh is pothole capital  Edinburgh Live

It was today revealed that Edinburgh had been named the pothole capital of Britain, based on data that showed the city ranked second highest in the UK in terms ...


Edinburgh must cut council spending by £39 million next year  Edinburgh Evening News

THE cuts needed to balance the books at the city council next year have jumped from £28m to £39m after the latest funding squeeze from the Scottish ...


Nick Cook: A rubbish service that’s more than ripe for reform  Edinburgh Evening News

Edinburgh's bin crisis has gone on so long I can barely recall a week when our services haven't lurched between late collection and outright failure. The sharp ...


Sweary staff, burnt pizza and soggy chips: these are the worst-rated restaurants in Edinburgh  Edinburgh Live

These five eateries have overwhelmingly negative reviews on Tripadvisor, and several have failed their food hygiene tests.


Demolition work begins at Meadowbank Sports Centre  Scottish Construction Now

Work to remove parts of the former Meadowbank Stadium in a major milestone towards the delivery of a brand new sports centre for Edinburgh is now underway.


Call for Edinburgh’s bin boss to quit after 2,500 complaints in one week  Edinburgh Evening News

Opposition councillors have called for the city's environment convener to be replaced after issuing a “hollow apology” as more than 2500 complaints over missed ...


Emergency accommodation for Edinburgh homeless opening just in time for Christmas  Scottish Housing News

Just in time for Christmas, 20 emergency beds have been created for people who are homeless in Edinburgh. The new accommodation has been set up by local ...


Universal Credit – behind the scenes at the DWP  The Edinburgh Reporter

Universal Credit is one of the UK Government's flagship policies. It is one benefit designed to replace six, and it was introduced to save the government some ...


Work starts on 60 affordable homes in Edinburgh  Scottish Housing News

Work has started on two projects which will provide 60 new affordable housing in Edinburgh. The homes – 19 for mid-market rent in Morrison Crescent and 41 ...


Liverpool 'tourist tax' needed to fund culture, council says  BBC News

A "tourist tax" on guest accommodation in Liverpool could help to pay for future cultural events in the city, the council says. Plans to add a £1 levy on hotel rooms ...


Edinburgh isn’t being split up into ghettos – John McLellan  The Scotsman

Building town houses in Gorgie will save a historic building and create a more mixed community, writes John McLellan.


Concerns raised over plans to scrap council-funded police officers  HeraldScotland

COUNCIL leaders have signalled they will end funding for community police officers due to local government cuts.


Thousands of new homes are going to be built in a West Lothian village near Edinburgh  Edinburgh Live

Winchburgh will see over 3000 new homes built, plus new schools - and even a marina.


Emergency beds for the homeless  The Edinburgh Reporter

JUST in time for Christmas, 20 emergency beds have been created for people who are homeless in Edinburgh. The new accommodation has been set up by ...


Green light for £384m Edinburgh & South East Scotland City Region Deal projects  Scottish Construction Now

The first tranche of investments in a series of transformative projects in Edinburgh and South East Scotland have received approval as part of the City Region ...


Opinion – John Donnelly of Marketing Edinburgh on the City Vision  The Edinburgh Reporter

by John Donnelly Marketing Edinburgh. Collaboration has long been at the heart of Marketing Edinburgh's mission, bridging the public and private sectors to ...


Funding deal unlocks huge 3450-home development close to Edinburgh  The Planner

West Lothian Council, the Scottish Government and West Coast Capital's Winchburgh Developments Limited have reached a shared agreement to unlock and ...


Homelessness won’t be solved by council hot air – John McLellan  Edinburgh Evening News

It was supposed to be a bold statement of intent, a dynamic response to the growing homelessness crisis in a city where the housing shortage grows more acute ...


Edinburgh dad slams ‘disgusting’ Council taxi service after daughter left in cold  Edinburgh Evening News

The concerned father of a disabled schoolgirl has branded the city council's taxi *service* “absolutely disgusting” after claiming his daughter was left stranded in ...


Christmas trees needle the council's waste department  The Edinburgh Reporter

The forest of Christmas trees littering the streets of the Capital has led to dozens of complaints from residents as refuse workers struggle to keep on top of ...


Fresh row erupts over Edinburgh Accies site plan changes  Edinburgh Evening News

Campaigners are calling for the developers behind a controversial overhaul of a Stockbridge playing field to apply for *fresh* planning permission after ...


You could have Outlander shot at your home  Scottish Field

In particular, Edinburgh has played host to a number of film and television shoots, from cult hit Trainspotting T2, and blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War to TV ...


Dunfermline pays while rival town centres keep it free  Dunfermline Press

Out of 20 local authorities in Scotland, only seven currently charge for parking on Sunday.


Adam McVey: Council will make Edinburgh even more amazing in 2019  Edinburgh Evening News

Despite the obvious challenges that 2019 will bring we have a lot to be optimistic about for the year ahead. This year will see many projects coming to fruition ...


3500 West Lothian homes to be built in £1bn Winchburgh development  The Scotsman

ALMOST 3500 new homes are to be built in West Lothian, along with new schools, a marina and employment land, in a £1 billion project, one of the UK's largest ...


'New Meadowbank' virtual reality tour Released  The Edinburgh Reporter

A computer-generated journey has been released by The City of Edinburgh Council through its soon-to-be-built Meadowbank Sports Centre. The fly-through ...


Lesley Riddoch: Sorry Edinburgh, Dundee is on the up  The Scotsman

Edinburgh Council's deputy leader will be making one New Year's Resolution today. Dinnae slag off Dundee.


Council planning ahead for electric vehicles  The Edinburgh Reporter

The council will consider next week how they can best support those residents and businesses using electric vehicles by involving the Regulatory Committee.


Councillors ask Minister for help in getting 'adequate and proper' funding for council  The Edinburgh Reporter

Following the decision of the Integration Joint Board (IJB) last Friday to cut funding for certain health related projects in the city, one of those, the Pilton ...


St. Augustine's pupils get an early Christmas gift  The Edinburgh Reporter

Santa's little helper Marty was on hand to deliver early Christmas prizes to a team of pupils from St Augustine's RC High School, who were crowned winners of a ...


Charity questions homeless law-breaking by Edinburgh Council  BBC News

A charity has questioned if Edinburgh Council can cope with a homelessness problem that sees it breaking the law by placing families in temporary B&Bs for ...


Funding of £384m released for five Scottish projects  The Construction Index

Funding of £384m has been approved for five projects aimed at transforming areas of Edinburgh and South East Scotland.


Collective Architecture reinvents Edinburgh observatory as 'prism of contemporary culture'  Architects Journal

The practice has restored and redeveloped part of the Calton Hill World Heritage Site for contemporary art organisation, Collective, adding a new sunken gallery ...


Edinburgh's Granton Waterfront city quarter makes waves  The Planner

A critical mass of public sector partners including Edinburgh City Council and the Scottish Government are among the organisations to have signed up to ...


Fly tipping in and around Edinburgh is on the increase as people dump their festive rubbish  Edinburgh Live

A large quantity of rubbish has been dumped near Queen Margaret University in Musselburgh; Leith is also badly affected.


Kerbside bin collections over the Christmas Period  The Edinburgh Reporter

The council have told us that the majority of kerbside bin collections will continue as usual over the festive period in Edinburgh. Other than Christmas Day and ...


Attacks on staff at Kaimes School doubled in past year  The Edinburgh Reporter

The number of attacks suffered by staff at the hands of pupils at one special school in the Capital has almost doubled in the space of a year. A total of 11 ...


Edinburgh council to consider green waste refunds  BBC News

City of Edinburgh Council has agreed to investigate introducing a refund scheme for a controversial garden waste charge. Council officers have received 8,000 ...


Sir Tom Devine calls demolition of historic St John's Primary School 'a scandal'.  HeraldScotland

EMINENT Scots historian Sir Tom Devine has led the voices of condemnation of the demolition of a piece of Scottish Catholic education history…


The fascinating history of the Banana Flats: Edinburgh's most iconic brutalist megastructure  Edinburgh Live

The giant, hulking, monolithic block of flats in Leith is a listed building - but do you know its backstory?


50mph zipline ride among plans to boost Hillend leisure facilities  The Scotsman

Thrill seekers will get the chance to ride the UK's highest zipline in ambitious plans to turn Hillend into one of Scotland's leading leisure attractions.


Gender pay gap revealed at City of Edinburgh Council  BBC News

The City of Edinburgh Council has said it will attempt to reduce its gender pay gap, after it was revealed men were paid more than women by the authority.


Edinburgh Council in talks over future of hacked road signs  BBC News

City of Edinburgh Council is in talks over the future of road signs that have been altered by art works in Edinburgh. The signs were hacked by French artist Clet ...


‘Ridiculous’ Edinburgh Council slammed after overpaying staff £700,000  The Scotsman

EDINBURGH city council has been labelled “ridiculous” after overpaying staff an eyewatering £700000 of public money during the last two years.


Granton regeneration could be Edinburgh's V&A  The Edinburgh Reporter

The vision for the Capital's waterfront should outshine the regeneration of Dundee – while a skyscraper could tower over a world-class business centre, ...


UK's highest zip line planned for hillside near Edinburgh  BBC News

The UK's highest zip line and longest alpine coaster are being planned for a hillside on the edge of Edinburgh. They are part of proposals to turn Midlothian ...


Leader comment: What is it with Edinburgh and being unable to collect the bins?  Edinburgh Evening News

Edinburgh's apparent inability to collect bins efficiently has probably been a source of ire on the Evening News letters page for decades.


Edinburgh Hogmanay party to deliver huge economic boost for Scotland  The National

SCOTLAND'S capital city is expected to gain a multi-million pound boost from this year's Hogmanay celebrations, tipped to be the biggest yet.


Edinburgh Council to ban silent discos - because they are too noisy  HeraldScotland

A council could become the first in Britain to ban silent discos - after complaints they are too noisy.


Council sorry for missed bin collections in Edinburgh  BBC News

Complaints to the council have spiked after moves to change its waste collection *service*.


Edinburgh Council labelled ‘disgrace’ over road closure changes  Edinburgh Evening News

The city council has been branded a “disgrace” after agreeing to allow non-elected officers to shut roads without decisions being scrutinised by councillors.


Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation  Science Daily

Given the pressures that pollinators face in agricultural land, cities could play an important role in conserving pollinators, according to a new study. The research ...


Edinburgh council plans out £30m cuts to tackle four-year £106m black hole  Public Sector Executive

Edinburgh Council have announced a wave of consultations and set out their four-year plan to tackle their budget gap and growing strains on services.


Edinburgh tourist tax opposition voiced in open letter to council leader  Insider.co.uk

Bosses of hotel and hospitality groups in Edinburgh speak out in letter to Edinburgh City Council chief Adam McVey.


Fraud totalling more than £400k detected by Edinburgh Council  Edinburgh Evening News

Fraudsters stole more than £400000 in benefits payments and improper use of council housing last year.


Contractors behind 17 school closures agree to pay in settlement with Edinburgh council  Public Sector Executive

The City of Edinburgh Council is set to agree a deal with the contractors at the centre of the closure of 17 schools in 2016. Edinburgh council and the Edinburgh ...


Edinburgh Council leader ‘delighted’ with moves to curb fireworks  The Scotsman

Edinburgh council chief has backed government moves for tighter controls on the sale of fireworks after a co-ordinated approach to quell Bonfire night trouble in ...


Edinburgh Council investigates traffic ban during capital’s summer festivals  The Scotsman

Traffic could be banned from busy streets in the city centre as the council attempts to protect pedestrians during the Capital's summer festivals. Edinburgh City ...


'Perhaps if a tourist asked them nicely?' - Readers react to Edinburgh Council refusal to empty dog poo bins  Edinburgh Evening News

Readers have reacted angrily after it emerged that Edinburgh City Council refused to empty dog poo bins in a revamped community garden.


AMA get permission to develop Springwell site – no affordable homes quota attached  The Edinburgh Reporter

The former social work centre Springwell House will be converted to 39 apartments with seven town houses in extension. But no affordable homes will form part ...


‘We won’t empty dog poo bins’ says Edinburgh council  Edinburgh Evening News

RESIDENTS put in huge efforts to spruce up open land behind their flats, planting a rockery, installing seating and persuading dog owners to put their pets' ...


Edinburgh Council ‘asleep at wheel’ over unspent road repairs cash  Edinburgh Evening News

CITY of Edinburgh City Council has been accused of being “asleep at the wheel” after it was revealed the authority is holding on to more than £8 million of ...


Edinburgh Council launch secret job advert for newly-created £100,000 a year post  The Scotsman

CASH-STRAPPED city council chiefs have advertised anonymously to fill a newly-created top post expected to carry a salary of over £100000 a year.


Sports club fees plan scrapped at council facilities in Edinburgh  BBC News

Councillors have agreed to scrap plans for Edinburgh sports clubs to be charged £35 an hour to use council facilities out-of-hours. In June, the city council ...


The City of Edinburgh Council  Edinburgh Live

Get all the latest news and views on the The City of Edinburgh Council.


Edinburgh Council to open new Gaelic schools by 2024  The Scotsman

The city council will press ahead with proposals to open new primary and secondary Gaelic schools despite a “problematic” shortage of teachers who speak the ...


£28m Edinburgh council cuts set to go ahead after Scottish Budget  Edinburgh Evening News

COUNCIL chiefs in the Capital look set to press ahead with cuts of up to £28 million in the wake of the Scottish Government budget.


Edinburgh Council could lose £9m over Universal Credit policy  Edinburgh Evening News

The city council expects to lose £9 million in unpaid rent in the next five years as Universal Credit – labelled “cruel” by the Capital's housing chief, is rolled out ...


Edinburgh Council’s housing plans face £77m funding black hole  Edinburgh Evening News

PROPOSALS to build 20,000 affordable homes in the Capital face a funding black hole of £77 million. The city council's housing and economy committee ...


Edinburgh council agrees tax on tourists  Travel Weekly UK

Edinburgh could become the first UK city to impose a tourism tax with the city council considering a levy on overnight visitors and a clampdown on holiday home ...


New nursery opens in Tynecastle as part of Hearts-Edinburgh Council partnership  Edinburgh Evening News

A STATE-OF-THE-ART nursery has been opened inside the new main stand at Tynecastle as part of innovative partnership between Heart of Midlothian Football ...


Council leader sets out Airbnb licensing wish list  BBC News

Edinburgh's council leader has pledged not to take a "sledgehammer approach" to Airbnb properties. But Adam McVey said he wanted to ensure they did not ...


Call for council to ban fast food adverts in Edinburgh  BBC News

Fast food adverts could be banned from council-owned sites in Edinburgh as part of an effort to tackle obesity. Liberal Democrat councillor Kevin Lang is to call ...