City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: environment


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.

Trailer: You've Been Trumped

In spite of planning permission setbacks, Donald Trump has forged ahead with his plans for building a golf course resort on the wild estate at Menie on the North East coast of Scotland.

Interest Free Loans For Homes Installing "Green" Energy Equipment

The Scottish Government has launched a new £500,000 interest free loan scheme for householders installing micro-energy generating equipment. Loans will be available for a range of renewable heat and electricity technologies, such as heat pumps, solar panels, micro-wind turbines, or biomass boilers.

Edinburgh Council and Businesses To Trial Electric Scooters

Edinburgh City Council staff are getting on their electric bikes this Summer. Electric scooter service provider Go Zypper is providing the Council with four scooters, for free, to be trialled over four to six months from 1st May. Staff will use the bikes to commute to and from work, go out on Council business and for personal use.

Science Festival '11 Brings Bangs, Bubbles, and the Big Blue

EISF: Generation Science

Between the 9 and 22 April, this year's Edinburgh International Science Festival will see over 200 adult and family events taking place in 38 venues across the city. 

Women's Wildlife Project To Bloom at Craigie

West Craigie Farm started its Local Food Project over two years ago, with the help of social enterprise funding, to grow food for the farm shop and cafe. Farmer John Sinclair supplied a poly tunnel and some ground for the project.

Mountain Bike Areas Planned For Local Parks

Craigmillar Castle Park

Three areas of Edinburgh have been suggested as possible areas for mountain biking in new reports. Local community groups working in the areas commissioned the reports with the help of the City of Edinburgh Council Countryside Ranger Service and funding from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).