Tag: City of Edinburgh Council

New Parks & Greenspace jobs

Two new jobs developing the Council’s Heritage Lottery Fund bid for Saughton Park are now being advertised. The positions are being advertised on My Job Scotland web site and all applications should be made via the web site.  Job centre reference for both is: 8011233www.myjobscotland.gov.uk Parks and Greenspace, Services for Communities, City of Edinburgh CouncilTemporary [...]


Innertube map update – brand-new tramline cycle path

Tramline cycle path closeup

The long-awaited cycle path alongside the long-awaited tramline is pretty-much finished and almost ready to use, pending completion of a couple of signalised crossings and the Balgreen tramstop, meaning that there is now an off-street cycle path from Murrayfield all the way to Edinburgh Park.     The new section links the existing path through [...]


New funding for Edinburgh communities


Just came across this funding for Edinburgh communities, from the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Evening News, the Get it Sorted fund which is awarding up to £500 for community environmental improvement projects.     Visit the council website below for more information, but the main project themes are: Sorting our visual environment [...]


Dusk Chorus & Wildflower Planting with free wildflower kits!

Dusk Chorus Poster

The Greenspace Trust will be holding a community drop-in wildflower planting session and guided ‘Dusk Chorus’ walk on Thursday 23rd May at 7.30pm running until roughly 9pm. Join us for one or both of the sessions – we’ll be meeting at the entrance to the cycleway at Lower Granton Road and Trinity Road at 7.30pm, [...]


Edinburgh Council accused of ignoring Leith Walk consultation

The award-winning environmental community campaign group Greener Leith have published a story today accusing Edinburgh City Council of “entirely ignoring” the detailed consultation on the future of Leith Walk, in which local people, businesses and community groups had expressed their support for safe cycle lanes and better pedestrian facilities. In a broad-side against the Labour-SNP administration, the article says [...]


Major improvements ahead on North Meadow Walk

North Meadow Walk, due for refurbishment

Starting in May, North Meadow Walk is to be completely overhauled for its entire length from Buccleuch Place in the east to Melville Drive/Brougham Place in the west. The planned works are quite substantial, coming at a cost of around £360,000, and will solve many of the problems faced on this path by both cyclists [...]


New Edinburgh Outdoors website launched

I’ve just been browsing the new Edinburgh Outdoors website, all about the city’s 141 parks, newly launched by the Council. Looks as if there’s quite a lot more info to go up there about park details and facilities, but looks interesting so far. It…