City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: environment


Edinburgh Airport Now Fifth Largest In U.K.

Edinburgh Airport is now the fifth largest airport in the UK in terms of passenger numbers according to figures released from the CAA.

Don't Keep Home Fires Burning Wood and Coal, Warns Council

The fires of Bonfire Night may be burning bright tonight, but Edinburgh City Council has been reminding people that they can only burn wood and standard coal to heat their homes this winter with certain kinds of smokeless appliances and stoves which are up to a government standard.

Council Leaders Push For High Speed Rail to Scotland

High Speed Rail proposal

Edinburgh and Glasgow councils today launched a campaign to have the UK High Speed Rail project extended to Scotland.

Bonfire Night Sees Launch of Edinburgh Antisocial Strategy

Community safety teams from the City of Edinburgh Council have spent the week taking down "dangerous homemade bonfires" across the city in the run-up to Bonfire Night tomorrow.

Boats Likely To Blame For Seal Deaths

Scientists investigating the mysterious spate of fatal ‘corkscrew’ injuries to seals in the UK believe that boats are to blame.

First Year Broadcasting at Leith FM

In Spring 2003 volunteers from Leith Festival ran Leith FM 1, a successful short term broadcast (RSL) over the Leith Festival week. In Winter 2003/4 Leith Community Mediaworks (LCM) was set-up to deliver Community Radio & TV for and by the people of Leith.

City Tackles Fag Butts on Rose Street

City centre environmental wardens are encouraging shoppers on Rose Street to dispose of their cigarette butts in a clean way by handing out free 'mini bins'.

Edinburgh Scientists Solve Rhino Horn Smuggling Mystery

White Rhino

Scientists from the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) and TRACE Wildlife Forensics Network based in Edinburgh helped investigators bring a criminal to justice after they provided genetic

Scientists Look To Plan Bee As Insect Habitat Disappears

Bumble bee in Princes Street Gardens

Edinburgh has been chosen as one of four UK cities to help save declining pollinating insects, in particular bees.

Council Seeks To Create More Allotment Plots

Drew Wilson Inverleith Park allotment

Increasing awareness of food miles, the recession, and a broad interest in growing your own vegetables and flowers has meant the City of Edinburgh Council is looking to create more allotment plots.

Video: Sustainable Highland Garden at Gardening Scotland

Garden Designer Steven Hunter, talks about his Sustainble Highland Garden a showcase garden at Gardening Scotland in June (and days earlier at the Chelsea fl