City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: property

Architects Appointed To Build Council's 1,020 New Homes

Architects' Render of Proposed Streetscape

Award-winning architects firm Anderson Bell + Christie have been appointed to provide outline designs and guides for the North Sighthill and Pennywell & Muirhouse elements of the 21st Century Homes programme.

RoS: Edinburgh Homes End 2010 Up 3.9%

Roof tops

Edinburgh no longer has the most expensive homes in Scotland, according to the latest quarterly report from government statistician the Registers of Scotland (RoS).

Action Urged on Edinburgh's 10,000 "Empties"

Edinburgh Castle and Old Town from Holyrood Park

Is it in spite of, or is because Edinburgh has the most expensive property in Scotland, with high demand for homes and accommodation, that over 10,000 private houses remain empty and unused for most of the year?

ESPC 2010 Q4: Edinburgh House Prices Down 2%

House price chart Q4 2010

After house price falls across the board in Edinburgh and Scotland in 2010, what does 2011 hold?

Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms: A Potted History

Assembly Rooms - front

In 2011, Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms will be closed for a controversial, but long-planned, £9.5 million refurbishment which will see its ground floor converted into a shopping space with a "fine dining" restaurant to the rear of the building.

Assembly Rooms' Multi-million Makeover Gets Go-ahead

Assembly Rooms front

Edinburgh City Council yesterday gave the go-ahead to the controversial plan for a £9.5 million refurbishment of the Assembly Rooms on George Street.

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".

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.

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.

RoS: Edinburgh House Prices Soar Highest Ever

East Princes Street Gardens

Edinburgh homes have reached their highest ever average property price at £228,697, according to statistics released today by the Registers of Scotland (RoS). The figure for July to September 2010 (RoS's second quarter), represent a 9.9% price increase on the same period last year. This is well ahead of the current rate of inflation, currently 3.1% (CPI).