City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: environment


Video: Edinburgh World Naked Bike Ride

With cycling season now upon us we follow up the St Andrews bike ride video with another less established Edinburgh bike ride, the World Naked Bike Ride.

It's Not Just About Edinburgh's Trams

The second part of the Edinburgh Tram's video about work on the Gogar depot was recently released. Actually it seems less about work being carried out at Gogar and more about the future of trams in the UK in general.

Video: Edinburgh Centre on Climate Change

This is a stylish, promo video for the Edinburgh Centre on Climate Change (ECCC), narrated by Sheena Macdonald with soundtrack by Moby.

Message To Self, Sixty Years From Now

Time Capsule

Pupils from Edinburgh’s Tollcross Primary school today buried a time capsule at the building site of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) expansion and associated office development.

Wildlife Charity Advises Public on Fox Cubs

Lennox - Edinburgh Fox Cub

The Scottish SPCA is asking people to contact them first if they see an injured or orphaned fox cub before approaching or moving it themselves.

"Dear Mr Harper" on Edinburgh Trams

Dear Mr Harper

Robin Harper launched his autobiography, "Dear Mr Harper" last night at Blackwells book shop in Edinburgh.  Robin Harper is a very pleasant, genial man who became the first member of the Green Party to be elected to a UK parliament when he became an MSP in 1999. His book, which he wrote in association with Fred Bridgeland, is a pleasing read with several amusing anecdotes which will keep the reader entertained through its two hundred pages.

Residents Voice Concerns About Trams Causing More Pollution

Air quality monitor

Edinburgh residents say their concerns about air pollution, caused by re-routing city centre trams traffic, is falling on deaf ears after a Council committee hearing yesterday.

Bike Station, Transition Towns, and Take One Action Film Fest Win Green Funding

The Bike Station, the Community Alliance Trust in Craigmillar and transition towns in Edinburgh South and Heriot-Watt University are among ten Edinburgh projects to benefit from a Scottish Government green initiative.

Consortium Chosen to Complete Third Forth Bridge

Forth Road Bridge Replacement Crossing

The Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors (FCBC) consortium, comprising Dragados, Hochtief, American Bridge International and Morrison Construction, has been chosen to build the new Forth Bridge Crossing it was announced yesterday.

Japanese Consulate Opens Book of Condolence

A Book of Condolence, in commemoration of those who died in the 11 March earthquake and tsunami in Japan, was opened yesterday morning at the Japanese Consulate in Edinburgh.

The Book of Condolence "for the Tohoku district - off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake" is open for signing at the Japanese Consulate until Wednesday 23rd March (excluding the weekend) from 9.30am-12.30pm and 2.00pm-4.30pm.

New Garden Allotments Near Stockbridge

Approval has been granted for an overgrown patch of the New Town to be coverted into community allotments. A row of Georgian tenements on MacKenzie Place, near Stockbridge, was demolished in 1967. The only remnants of the buildings, located below Doune Terrace and beside the Water of Leith, are a line of bricked-up cellars. In recent years, the area has been relatively untended, with crumbling walls and fallen trees.