Revealed: City of Edinburgh Council waived international accounting standards to get budgets signed-off  CommonSpace

'Lobo' loans with RBS cost significantly more for local authorities than standard loans with the UK Government's Public Works Loan Board.

Edinburgh Waverley: Station expansion plans to be revealed  BBC News

Up to 30 years of work may be needed to let Edinburgh Waverley cope with increasing passenger numbers.


Council to take 'robust steps' after anti-trans leaflets found in its Edinburgh HQ.

Figures reveal five year wait for 12,000 seeking one-bed Edinburgh council house  Edinburgh Evening News

More than 12000 people are on the waiting list for a one-bed council house in Edinburgh with new figures revealing it will take five years to accommodate them.

Edinburgh Council to clear £128m Newhaven tram line contracts before final OK  The Scotsman

Councillors will be asked to back tram extension contracts being awarded to two companies totalling £128m – ahead of the crunch decision meeting on March ...

Budget cuts will not alter Edinburgh Council plans to tackle climate change  Edinburgh Evening News

EDINBURGH City Council will press ahead with “ambitious” proposals to tackle climate change despite being forced to cut £31m in next year's budget.

More than £35 million to be spent improving council homes across Edinburgh  Edinburgh Live

A total of 600 properties will benefit from new kitchens and bathrooms.

12.03.2019 Edinburgh council to install 66 EV charging points  AirQualityNews

The City of Edinburgh Council has approved a plan to install 66 on-street EV charging points across 14 'hubs' across the city.

Edinburgh Council budget will protect frontline services – Cllr Alasdair Rankin  Edinburgh Evening News

I was pleased to have passed the second council budget of this administration. It will protect frontline services as well as invest in services for young people and ...

Edinburgh Council chiefs set to hand out £2.7m in three-year employment drive  Edinburgh Evening News

COUNCIL chiefs are set to hand out almost £2.7m to help people into employment over the next three years – despite groups being forced to bid for funding from ...

Edinburgh Council to pay for EU nationals’ Brexit registrations  Edinburgh Live

Edinburgh council will provide funding to ensure EU nationals in the capital don't have to pay for settled status registration processes amid an angry exchange ...

Studies to explore plans for Edinburgh's homeless to share tenancies or rent rooms in PRS  Scottish Housing News

Matching people who are living in bed and breakfast accommodation to share a tenancy or supporting them into renting a room in private homes are options to ...

Edinburgh Council lawyers tell whistleblower to ‘walk away’ from 17-year legal fight  Edinburgh Evening News

COUNCIL lawyers wrote to a whistleblower telling him to “walk away” from his 17-year fight for justice or risk facing a hefty legal bill.

Edinburgh’s Gylemuir care home to close as part of £2m cost saving plans  Edinburgh Evening News

A care home is set to be shut as part of a financial rescue package for health services in the Capital – which still leaves a gap of £12m of cuts to be found.

Edinburgh Council coalition in split over employee restructure  Edinburgh Evening News

EDINBURGH City Council's staff restructuring strategy has been put on hold after two of the ruling coalition's members refused to back pressing ahead without ...

Edinburgh council approve the tram extension to Newhaven  The Edinburgh Reporter

By 36 votes, and after two years of talking about it since they were elected, the SNP-Labour administration along with the Green Group on the council raised ...

VIDEO: Disgusted parents slam council as rats ‘run wild’ at Edinburgh school  The Scotsman

DISGUSTED parents have blasted local authority health chiefs over a persistent rat problem at a Capital school.

Edinburgh council's segregated cycle lanes 'could help thousands bike to work'  HeraldScotland

Segregated cycle lanes and new public spaces and footpaths could help thousands bike and walk to work and school around one of Scotland's biggest…

Councillors approve extension to Edinburgh's tram line  BBC News

Edinburgh's tram line is to be extended by 2.8 miles after the £207m plan was backed by councillors.

Lib Dems to oppose Edinburgh Council’s tram extension to Newhaven  Edinburgh Evening News

Liberal Democrat councillors will vote against proposals to extend the tram to Newhaven - believing the inquiry into the problem-hit first phase should be ...

Edinburgh Art Festival 2019 – some of the highlights  The Edinburgh Reporter

Edinburgh Art Festival has announced some of the highlights coming up in this its 16th edition. It runs from 25 July to 25 August at a variety of venues from the ...

There’s one massive Edinburgh issue we all agree on – Iain Whyte  The Scotsman

Joined-up thinking, working with partners and training more construction professionals would help solve our housing crisis, writes Iain Whyte. We must end ...

Mum-of-three’s fury as City of Edinburgh Council force her and kids to stay in ‘unlivable’ damp flat where bla  The Scottish Sun

Stacey McNeill, 28, shares her flat in Muirhouse, Edinburgh, with husband Jai, 28, daughter Amy, seven, and sons Jai, four, and one-year-old Olly. Two of her ...

Edinburgh council approves network of on-street electric vehicle charging hubs  Holyrood

The network, which will be made up of 66 on-street charging points across 14 hubs, is part of the council's electric vehicle infrastructure business case.

Campaign against Edinburgh’s over-tourism just got a massive boost – Helen Martin  The Scotsman

OF all the people we hoped would campaign against Edinburgh's over-tourism, we never expected Pete Irvine, the king of Hogmanay in the Capital, to lead the ...

Scottish school league tables 2019: Edinburgh schools worst at hitting exam targets  The Times

Edinburgh's schools are failing to keep pace with targets as performance levels fall further behind those of every other council in Scotland.Only 33 per cent of ...

Here are 20 Edinburgh postcode areas ranked by the fewest to highest number of noise complaints  The Scotsman

Barking dogs, the Royal Military Tattoo and even the chimes of an ice cream van were among 1160 noise complaints made to the City of Edinburgh Council in ...

Parts of Edinburgh to go vehicle-free one day each month – but what do you think?  Edinburgh Live

Do you agree with the proposed Open Streets project? Feel free to vote in our poll.

Edinburgh pupils can skip school for climate protest, council rules  The Scotsman

Pupils will be allowed to skip school in order to take part in a global climate crisis protest without being punished. The City of Edinburgh Council has agreed to ...

This is what today's council meeting on the trams will discuss  Edinburgh Live

The final business case for the tram extension will be presented and the proposal to transform Edinburgh's city centre will be discussed.

Here's how you can get those 'no ball games' signs removed from your street  Edinburgh Live

The City of Edinburgh Council say you can get in touch to tell them about any signs that may no longer be required.

Council plans reveal routes for vehicle-free days in Edinburgh  Edinburgh Live

Edinburgh council has revealed its draft route for the first three Open Street events – as health campaigners have backed the project that will give people ...

Wester Hailes Education Centre was just named the 'worst school in Edinburgh' - here's why it's not true  Edinburgh Live

Edinburgh city council have hit back at yesterday's damning league tables published by The Times.

Council rejects abortion 'buffer zones' after NHS reps say there is no evidence vigils cause distress  Scottish Catholic Observer

Pro-life vigils are to continue in Scotland's capital after a council body set up to consider 'buffer zones' heard there was no evidence to suggest the vigils cause ...

Public Views Sought on Proposed Active Travel Improvements for West Edinburgh  The Edinburgh Reporter

Significant cycling and walking improvements have been proposed for the west of Edinburgh and the public are invited to have their say. A major consultation ...

Leithers create dog waste 'map' showing the Edinburgh area's worst 'poospotting' areas  Edinburgh Live

'Not On Leith's Watch' are determined to reduce dog fouling in popular public spaces.

Edinburgh City Council reject calls to ban peaceful pro-life vigils outside abortion facilities  The Scottish Sun

IT'S the first in Scotland to throw out the proposals over 'censorship zones'. A joint working party had considered creating the zones which would have prohibited ...

Edinburgh residents owed more in council tax refunds than anyone else in UK - how you can claim  Edinburgh Live

The City of Edinburgh Council holds more than £13 million in closed or dormant accounts.

Lindhurst criticises the government over leisure cuts  The Edinburgh Reporter

Lothian MSP Gordon Lindhurst has criticised The Scottish Government saying that they are taking a dismissive attitude towards leisure cuts imposed by The City ...

Heated debate at council over EU appointment fees  The Edinburgh Reporter

Council Leader Adam McVey lodged a motion at this week's full council meeting to make application appointments for EU nationals in the capital free. The city's ...

Edinburgh’s homeless could stay in private homes instead of B&Bs under council plans  Edinburgh Evening News

People could be taken out of bed and breakfast accommodation and given a room in private homes as one option in a five-year plan to “eradicate ...

Renting with pets: a minefield that led to one Scottish family living in a VAN with their dogs  Edinburgh Live

We're a nation of renters, and a nation of pet lovers...but unfortunately those two things don't go hand-in-hand.

Bruntsfield bid for empty St Oswald’s church hall to boost community  Edinburgh Evening News

A community keen on boosting facilities in the area has made a bid for St Oswald's church and hall in Bruntsfield.

'He's a treasure' - Petition launched for Edinburgh street artist kicked off patch by council after 20 years  Edinburgh Live

Michael McVeigh said it's 'my only way to make a living'

Edinburgh law lecturer launches £15,000 crowdfunding appeal to challenge city council over £60 parking ticket  Legal Cheek

A law lecturer locked in a two-year legal battle over a £60 parking ticket plans to take action against the city council that fined him, and hopes the generosity of ...

Council to pay for Edinburgh’s 39,000 EU nationals’ settled status registrations  Edinburgh Evening News

EDINBURGH City Council has agreed to foot the bill for EU nationals who face paying for settled status registration processes amid an angry exchange at the ...

'Trams to Newhaven' Project has Initial Contracts Approved  The Edinburgh Reporter

Subject to the 'Trams to Newhaven' project being given the green light by the City of Edinburgh Council next week, two contractors have had contracts approved.

Save Leith Walk campaign: Outrage as developers 'systematically' kick out much-loved businesses  Edinburgh Live

The likes of Leith Walk Cafe and the Leith Depot could be forced to close their doors before the end of the year.

240652 nights: Edinburgh homeless forced into B&Bs due to social housing shortage  CommonSpace

Scale of problem prompts calls for a review of social housing in Scotland's capital.

Livid Edinburgh driver prepared to take city council to court over £60 parking ticket  The Scotsman

A DOGGED driver locked in a two-year legal battle over a £60 parking ticket is determined to take his city council to court.

Council Expands South Side Conservation Area  The Edinburgh Reporter

Edinburgh's South Side Conversation Area has been expanded to include a group of Category 'A' listed buildings, with special architectural and historic ...

Glasgow Council's abortion protest buffer zone report overdue  BBC News

A pledge to look at how to implement "buffer zones" outside abortion clinics at Glasgow hospitals has missed its deadline, BBC Scotland has learned. Glasgow ...

Green light to £207m extension of Edinburgh's troubled tramline  The Times

Edinburgh's controversial tram project has taken a significant step forward after councillors approved the completion of its main line more than a decade after ...

Scottish parents face £2,000 childcare bills as nurseries pull out of council deals  The Scotsman

Nurseries have started to pull out of council funding agreements for three- and four-year-olds, claiming the new extended hours scheme offered by the Scottish ...

Historic Jacob's Ladder set to reopen in Edinburgh today after major improvements  Edinburgh Live

The steep pathway, which is carved into the volcanic rock of Calton Hill, has been given a significant makeover.

Hotel and hospitality school plan for £300m Haymarket gap site  The Scotsman

Edinburgh International Conference Centre is in talks with the owners of one of the Capital's biggest gap sites to set up a hotel and hospitality school as part of ...

Drivers could be ‘priced out’ of Edinburgh city centre as free Sunday parking to end  Edinburgh Evening News

Business leaders have warned that Sunday parking charges set to be rolled out risk “driving customers away” from the city centre.

South-east Scottish councils form board for £10bn housing spend  Inside Housing

City of Edinburgh Council and other south-east Scottish councils have formed a joint board to oversee plans to pump £10bn into housing in the region over the ...

Edinburgh festivals are an antidote to xenophobia – Donald Anderson  The Scotsman

Heaven is other people, writes Donald Anderson as he extols the virtues of a family of festivals that is the envy of the world.

Edinburgh tram extension gets green light  LocalGov

Councillors in Edinburgh have voted to back the £207m extension of the city's controversial tram network to Leith and Newhaven. The City of Edinburgh Council ...

Tram to Newhaven – decision to be made today  The Edinburgh Reporter

The City of Edinburgh council will decide on whether to extend the tram to Newhaven today at a cost of £207m. We are in the CIty Chambers and will try to bring ...

Car-free streets are the direction of travel for Edinburgh – Steve Cardownie  Edinburgh Evening News

The council's transport and environment committee is about to determine its view on the proposal to close several roads and streets in The Old Town to traffic ...

Council approves Edinburgh tram extension contracts  BBC News

Contracts to extend Edinburgh's tram *service* to Newhaven have been approved by an Edinburgh city council committee. The full council will be asked to back ...

No workplace parking levies in Scottish cities before 2022  The Times

Controversial workplace parking charges will not be introduced for at least three years, according to Scottish government sources.Delays in the introduction of ...

Councillors back Edinburgh tram extension ahead of this month's pivotal vote  Infrastructure Intelligence

An extension of Edinburgh's tram *service* has moved a step closer after an Edinburgh Council committee backed plans that would see the line move out towards ...

Edinburgh International Swim Meet at the Commie from 15-17 March 2019  The Edinburgh Reporter

SOME of the best swimmers from the UK and abroad will compete at the Edinburgh International Swim Meet (EISM) next month (15-17 March 2019).

Colourful revamp of Edinburgh's Ocean Terminal inspired by WW1 'Dazzle ships'  Edinburgh Live

Ocean Terminal's transformation into a new outlet centre will see the building undergo a colourful revamp inspired by battleships from the Great War.

Mystery over the £200,000 payment for a footbridge to Calton Hill in Edinburgh  Edinburgh Evening News

An intriguing detail emerged in a council discussion yesterday about an extension to the Omni Centre on Picardy Place, writes Evening News columnist ...

More than 1,000 council staff were assaulted last year  Edinburgh Live

Council staff were attacked at work more than 1,000 times last year – amid a 22 per cent increase in assaults in special schools in the space of 12 months.

Newborn baby boy given hell of a start in life after parents name him LUCIFER  The Sun

A FAMILY were so happy at welcoming a new little devil into their life that they named him Lucifer.But the hellish name could be thwarted by another born last ...

Lack of alternative plan blamed for controversial Cockenzie Power Station ruling  Edinburgh Evening News

A LACK of alternative plans has been blamed for a decision to allow a substation to be built on a coastal site which has been earmarked to bring more than 3000 ...

Edinburgh v Leinster: bonus-point win revives home play-off hopes  The Offside Line

Edinburgh are back in the running for a play-off place thanks to a solid four-try victory over Leinster at BT Murrayfield.

Council to approve construction of the new Burnshot Bridge  The Edinburgh Reporter

It is some considerable time since the bridge on the approach to Cramond Brig was closed to vehicles and then demolished in November 2017. The council had ...

Conservatives choose their candidate for the Leith Walk byelection  The Edinburgh Reporter

Scottish Conservative members have selected local resident Dan McCroskrie has their candidate for the forthcoming council byelection in the Leith Walk ward.

Morning Briefing: Grenfell residents' human rights breached, says watchdog  Inside Housing

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council and the government breached the human rights of Grenfell Tower residents in the lead-up to the June 2017 ...

Scottish Labour shadow cabinet split on workplace car parking tax  HeraldScotland

A MEMBER of Scottish Labour's shadow cabinet has “defied” leader Richard Leonard after hitting out at her party's opposition to the…

Edinburgh Council budget: Claims services are being treated like ‘giant game of Jenga’  The Scotsman

Health and social care bosses will be told to cut £14 million next year after the city council's SNP-Labour coalition's budget was rubber-stamped yesterday ...

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 ...

Bids in as Hertfordshire targets funding to boost housing aim  Hertfordshire County Council

We have applied for government funding of more than £200m to drive forward our vision for new housing. Schemes at Gilston, Baldock North and Brookfield ...

Edinburgh Council administration to axe 200 jobs under budget proposals  The Scotsman

Up to 200 council jobs in the Capital are set to be chopped as the SNP-Labour administration tables its proposals for next year's budget today.

Council's Change Strategy put on hold to allow time to talk to unions  The Edinburgh Reporter

The city council's staff restructuring strategy has been put on hold after two of the ruling coalition's councillors refused to back pressing ahead without more ...

Edinburgh council proposes slashing budget by £41m with up to 300 jobs set to go  Public Sector Executive

Up to 300 jobs could be cut from Edinburgh City Council as it announces “an unprecedented level of cuts to services” in a bid to cut £41m from next year's ...

Lothian Country to base their West Lothian operation in Livingston  The Edinburgh Reporter

A former council depot in Livingston is to become the new base for Lothian Country buses in West Lothian – bringing new money and jobs to the town.

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 ‘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 ...

‘Enough is enough’ warns Edinburgh Council boss over bins issue  Edinburgh Evening News

EDINBURGH City Council's environment convener has demanded officials ensure bin collections get back on track “straight away” – with an action plan ...

Edinburgh Council leader says £41m budget cuts won’t stop big projects  Edinburgh Evening News

The leaders of Edinburgh City Council have vowed they won't shy away from tabling ambitious projects including an overhaul of the Capital's transport network ...

Edinburgh Council to draw up tourist tax plan after winning vote  The

The City of Edinburgh Council voted in favour of controversial plans to introduce a tourist tax today.

Edinburgh Council to submit ‘£2 a night’ tourist tax plans to Scottish Government  The Scotsman

Edinburgh City Council is set to table detailed proposals to the Scottish Government to charge visitors £2 a night in the UK's first tourist tax.

Edinburgh council leader: Parking tax ‘should be paid for by employees’  Edinburgh Evening News

BUSINESSES should pass on the cost of a workplace parking levy to staff to help cut car use in the Capital, council leader Adam McVey has said.

Tram contractors to be appointed for Newhaven line  The Edinburgh Reporter

Councillors will be asked to award £128 million tram extension contracts to two companies ahead of the full council meeting on 14 March 2019 when councillors ...

£41m slashed from Edinburgh Council budget as 300 jobs set to go  Edinburgh Evening News

Museums, public toilets and residential care are among services set for the axe to cut £41 million from the council's budget next year – as 300 jobs could also be ...

£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 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.

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.

Labour set for embarrassment over workplace parking levy – Steve Cardownie  The Scotsman

It looks likely that the Labour Party will oppose the introduction of a Workplace Parking Levy when it holds its conference in Dundee this weekend, which may ...

Edinburgh Council to consider New York style pedestrian countdown signs  Edinburgh Evening News

Edinburgh is to investigate whether intelligent traffic signals can be installed across the Capital – but calls from the Conservatives for a pilot scheme have been ...

Edinburgh council leaders welcome the Scottish budget  The Edinburgh Reporter

The Scottish Government, as widely anticipated, struck a deal with the Green Party and agreed their budget based on a couple of matters which directly affect ...

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 Council told to ‘get its act together’ over empty homes  Edinburgh Evening News

The city council has been told to “get its act together” to tackle empty homes after it was revealed almost 1500 properties have been left vacant in the Capital for ...