Politics

Labour-SNP Coalition to Control Edinburgh City Council

Submitted by edg on Tue, 8 May '12 7.36am

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.

Earth Hour: We're In It Together

Submitted by edg on Fri, 30 Mar '12 11.45pm

Tomorrow (Saturday 31st March) at 8.30pm, Edinburgh joins cities around the world by powering down for Earth Hour.

Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament, and the Scott Monument are among familiar Scottish landmarks that will be sharing sixty minutes of darkness. Following the completion of its 2-year long repainting, the Forth Rail Bridge will go dark for the first time in support of Earth Hour.