Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Monday, 30 March 2015
Today is the 30th day of ideas in the initiative. Go to the website of the Crags, a local community enterprise, to find a clutch of local ideas. Contributions are still invited.
The Crags, situated close to St Leonard's Police Station, is a busy sports centre on the edge of Holyrood Park, offering spaces for hire, outdoor experiences, classes and camps as well as much more. It is a joint venture of Boroughmuir Blaze Basketball Club, basketballscotland and Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 10:51
Saturday, 28 March 2015
- register to vote
- update your name, address and other details on the electoral register
Posted by Cameron Rose at 09:53
Thursday, 26 March 2015
The report approved can be found here.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 07:30
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
The Causey Development Trust, a project to upgrade the area around The Causey and East Crosscauseway, has an exhibition tomorrow, Thursday, and again on Saturday. It will display the latest plans and give an update on progress. The exhibition is at the Buccleuch and Greyfriars Church. All will be made welcome.
More details here.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 21:59
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
He is a resident of this parish and will be presented with the award by the Lord Provost this evening.
Like the seven previous winners of the award Tom gets his handprints in stone in the courtyard of the City City Chambers.
More about the Edinburgh Award. And the Evening News report.
18.3.15 Amended to show correct number of previous awards. and add link to media report.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 18:05
Posted by Cameron Rose at 10:05
Monday, 16 March 2015
The Council’s Student Housing Guidance is being reviewed to take on board the growth in the number of students in the city. This issues paper presents background research and asks for your views to inform the preparation of revised Student Housing Guidance for purpose-built student housing within the city.
Please note: the Council will also be consulting on the approach it takes to licensing Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). While these are different statutory functions of the Council, and HMOs provide accommodation to a wider range of people, there is a relationship between these issues and we are keen to get your views on HMO licensing too. This consultation will be on the consultation hub in the near future.
You can find the details of the consultation here.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 10:09
Monday, 9 March 2015
More details here including the following:
"Mr McInnes, who was 51 when he went missing, is a former Cambridge maths student and a research fellow at Edinburgh University’s Centre for Speech Technology Research.
Online Mr McInnes lists his interests and hobbies as croquet, organising walks over the Pentland Hills and further afield “changing the world”.
His past research has included human-computer interfaces, and the evaluation of automated telephone services for BT."
Posted by Cameron Rose at 09:14
Saturday, 7 March 2015
- Pump track at Braidwood Gate.
- Dumbiedykes Express - a local shop run by local people. It is expected to be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays in one of the former shop buildings in Dumbiedykes Road. Initiated by COMAS.
- On street secure bike parking.
- Bee keeping on the high flats.
- Garden upgrade.
- Dumbiedykes shuttle taking older people/families to the shops/doctor. The prototype looks like a golf buggie.
- Youth work extension - Canongate Youth have recently been awarded a substantial grant enabling them to expand their activities.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 15:44
Friday, 6 March 2015
Thursday, 5 March 2015
"What a sad comment on Nationalism that at the first sign of a large cheque our ex first minister bolts for London. One might have thought he would have stood firm with the embattled publishing industry in his own country.
"Instead, he goes straight to Rupert Murdoch. I am gobsmacked - it is just an old pals' act."Read the report in the Scotsman here.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 21:19
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
The University of Edinburgh is planning to redevelop parts of the School of Biological Sciences’ facilities on the King’s Buildings Campus. This will involve the demolition of a number of low scale buildings, the delivery of up to 4 three storey buildings and the refurbishment and re-cladding of the Darwin Tower. Associated landscape works around the site will make this section of the campus more accessible and interconnected to the city.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 09:00