City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: property

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).

Three Local Statues Get £16,550 Clean Up

Adam Black

It's a perennial problem when you're standing 24/7, 365 days a year outside in the elements. Pigeon droppings. Algae build-up. Grime. Even royalty is not exempt.

Edinburgh House Prices Rising at the Top, Falling at the Bottom

Top of the High Street

The average Edinburgh house price continues to rise according to the latest quarterly statistics from the ESPC.

Work To Begin On 21st Century Council Homes

Construction work on the first new Edinburgh council homes "for a generation" is set to begin following the appointment of a developer.