City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh City Council


Recycling Push Sees End of Weekly Wheelie Bin Collection

Food compostables

Wheelie bins will be collected in Edinburgh every fortnight instead of every week from September as a measure to encourage Edinburgh residents to separate their "waste" before it goes out

Leith Walk To Get £5.5 million Boost

Leith Walk is to get a welcome boost through a £5.5 million improvement programme, the City of Edinburgh Council announced today (25 July).

Edinburgh Parks Increase Tally of Green Flags

Corstorphine Hill Dog Walker

Edinburgh's Parks and green spaces have won a record 24 Green Flag Awards in the UK competition this year.

Edinburgh Trams - the "gravy train" uncovered!

What Edinburgh City Council doing sending a team of tram fact finders half way round the world to Melbourne?

Free Festival Parking for Edinburgh Motorists

Parking in the city centre will be free from 5pm during this Summer's Edinburgh Festivals, from 6 August until 1 September.

Wimbledon and Sport Taster Sessions at Festival Square

Crowds watch Andy Murray at Wimbledon

After Andy Murray's hard-earned win against Spain's David Ferrer at Wimbledon today, tennis fans will no doubt be planning time off to see if the Scottish tennis star can shower himself in more glory when he takes on France's Jo-Wilfried Songa (a 4th seed vs 5th seed) this Friday afternoon.

Edinburgh Armed Forces Day

Edinburgh was host city for Armed Forces Day in 2011, holding a three-day programme to salute the Armed Forces. This year there's a half a day of celebrations in Princes Street Gardens.

Edinburgh's Town Centres Team On Award Shortlist

Bruntsfield - from top of a bus

Given the monstrous mismanagement of the Edinburgh trams project, and all the accompanying pain the saga has brought citizens over the years, it's sometimes a surprise to learn that actually parts of our local authority are quite respected by their profession.

Council To "Pause For Reflection" Before Business Begins

Alexander and Bucephalus

Edinburgh City Council will replace prayers with a new ten-minute "Pause for Reflection" session before getting down to council business under plans unveiled today.

York Place to Close For Major Tram Works

Bus station entrance St Andrew Square

Princes Street, west of Waverley Bridge, including the Mound, is set to re-open to buses, cycles and taxis by the end of the month.