City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh City Council

Saughton Skatepark Opening Demos

Edinburgh bikers and skaters show off some impressive tricks at Saughton Skatepark opening day.

Cost of Removing Cars From Waverley Station "Up To £1m"

Taxis Descending into Waverley Station

Edinburgh City Council is raising concerns about removing cars and taxis from Waverley Station.

£1.5 Million Lined Up For Kids Play Areas

Edinburgh City Council is planning to pump over £1.5 million into children’s outdoor play areas in Edinburgh over the next five years.

Council Waives Thousands of Bus Lane Fines

Thousands of fines for drivers caught on camera driving in the bus lane on a busy Edinburgh road are to be waived or refunded, the Council announced today.

Edinburgh Union Canal Plan Wins Award

Union Canal Boat House

A plan to build on work in recent years in revitalising the 200-year-old Union Canal got a resounding thumbs up last night after winning a prestigious award.

Renovated Assembly Rooms Providing New hub for Edinburgh’s Fringe

Assembly Rooms - front

A cold, wet evening in May (aye, May) is not the best atmosphere for being at the wrong venue for a launch.  My excuse? There was a hint somewhere in an email about seeing renovations and anyway, what do I know about building schedules? Answer: hee haw. We are so used in Edinburgh to the disruption of barriers closed streets and roads, that whether or not scaffolding has gone down is barely noted any more.  Luckily, I was in the Guides so used my initiative and soon came across some likely folk on the way to the launch in St Andrew Square.  (Note to self: always read the small print.)

Edinburgh Plays Its Parts in Festival of Museums

Young lady in Venetian mask

The Europe-wide Festival of Museums returns this weekend with public museums throwing a variety of one-off events that bring history and heritage alive.

Victory Parade For All-Edinburgh Scottish Cup Final

The City of Edinburgh Council has granted permission for the victory parade routes chosen by Edinburgh’s two top football clubs ahead of the Scottish Cup Final on 19 May.

Labour-SNP Coalition to Control Edinburgh City Council

Alexander and Bucephalus

The Labour Party and the Scottish National Party have signed an agreement to work together to run the City of Edinburgh Council, it was announced yesterday evening.

The agreement follows much behind-the-scenes negotiations following the local government elections on 3 May where Edinburgh Labour won the most seats, 20 out of 58, but not a majority.

Labour Wins Most Seats in Edinburgh as Lib Dem Vote Collapses

Alexander and Bucephalus

The local election results for the City of Edinburgh Council have now been declared.

As widely forecasted, the Liberal Democrats were punished for their handling of the Edinburgh Tram project and what ousted Lib Dem leader Jenny Dawe called "anti-Clegg sentiment".