City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: environment

Army May Be Brought In To Shift Edinburgh's Snow

New Town snow

The army may be brought in to tackle Edinburgh's snow-covered residential streets as the legion of Council staff and contractors struggle to cope with "the worst snow since 1963".

Edinburgh City Council School Closures (Wednesday 8 December)

Edinburgh City Council said earlier today that schools should be open tomorrow (Wednesday 8 December).

We Need More Know Snow or It's No Go

Snow Again in New Town

As Edinburgh's snow related problems plummet new depths, it feels like we are in the script of a Hollywood disaster movie.

Stranded Central Belt Motorists Left In the Dark

Hundreds of drivers stranded in their cars overnight as temperatures plummeted to -14C. Journeys that normally take minutes taking hours, with motorists reporting traffic crawling at a mile an hour. Abandoned cars and lorries littering the sides of roads, causing even more obstacles to the traffic flow and delays.

Edinburgh City Council School Closures (Tuesday 7 December)

Snow Again in New Town

Most of Edinburgh's schools are to open fully on Tuesday (7 December) with only a few exceptions in spite of the unpredictable weather and the

Airports Close Again to Clear Snow

Queen Street Blizzard

Heavy snowfalls have grounded planes at both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports again today.

A Little Respite from the Snow

Heriot Row park

Edinburgh awoke today (Sunday 5th December) to another cold , wintry day - but thank goodness there has been no more snow overnight, which is some relief for us all in the capital city.

Edinburgh's Train Service Suffers As Temperatures Drop

Train under a blizzard

The snow showers may have relented for now, but it has given way to a fiercesome freeze in the last couple of nights that has seen temperatures drop as low as -15C in Edinburgh. Parts of North Scotland have recorded temperatures as cold as -20C.

What You Should Do If Someone Falls Through The Ice

The Pentland Ranger Service is telling people not to venture on to frozen reservoirs in the Pentland Hills this weekend. The rangers warn that the ice forming on the reservoir is of varying thickness and could be extremely unstable. There have been three incidents in the Pentland Hills in the last ten years, one resulting in a fatality.

Edinburgh City Council School Closures (Friday 3 Dec)

Edinburgh Old Town in a flurry

Edinburgh City Council has defended its policy of continuing to close schools to some pupils after a week of wintry weather. Some children will be having a fifth day off school tomorrow due to the adverse conditions.

Edinburgh Snowed Under (Pictures)

Holed up

Now that Edinburgh has been in the grip of the severe winter weather for almost a week it seems like  a good time to review the situation so far.