Climate change relay comes to Edinburgh

  • Climate change relay comes to Edinburgh

    11th June 2024

    The baton passed through the Capital yesterday (10 June) in the latest stage of the 2,436km journey from Ben Nevis to Big Ben. The Running Out of Time relay takes place in 210 stages, with participants walking, cycling, kayaking, climbing, swimming, and surfing the baton across Britain over 29 days.…

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  • Candidates for Edinburgh’s five UK Parliamentary constituencies confirmed

    11th June 2024

    The full list of candidates standing in Edinburgh’s five constituencies for the UK Parliament General Election on 4 July has been finalised. Applications closed at 4pm this afternoon. The nominated candidates for each constituency are listed below and on the Council website. Edinburgh East and Musselburgh: Scottish Liberal Democrats – DUNDAS, Charles…

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  • ‘Momentous day’ for Edinburgh’s visitor levy campaign

    31st May 2024

    Council Leader Cammy Day has welcomed the Scottish Parliament’s decision to pass the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill today (28 May). Paving the way for a visitor levy for Edinburgh, the Bill will give the Council and other Scottish local authorities the power to introduce a levy as a percentage rate…

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  • Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh attend ‘Showcasing Edinburgh 900’ event

    21st May 2024

    The Edinburgh 900 programme has received a royal boost, with the Depute Lord Provost Lezley Marion Cameron welcoming TRH The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh to the ‘Showcasing Edinburgh 900’ event at the City Chambers on Monday evening (May 20). Edinburgh 900 is a celebration of the nine centuries of…

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  • Help shape Edinburgh’s Local Housing Strategy

    17th May 2024

    Residents have been asked to share their views on what the key priorities are for housing in Edinburgh. The local housing strategy will set out the vision for all types of homes and housing related services in the city for at least the next five years. It will consider the…

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  • Edinburgh Local Heritage Network celebrates its first birthday

    Edinburgh Local Heritage Network celebrates its first birthday

    17th May 2024

    We’re celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Edinburgh Local Heritage Network (ELHN). This network was launched on the May 10, 2023 and was attended by 17 representatives from a variety of local community groups, organisations, and societies. The ELHN has gone from strength to strength over the past year and…

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  • NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE APPOINTED

    13th May 2024

    Paul Lawrence has been confirmed as the new Chief Executive of the City of Edinburgh Council. Councillors approved a report recommending his appointment at a meeting earlier today (9 May). He will take up his role on 17 June, succeeding current Chief Executive Andrew Kerr who retires on 14 June. Council Leader Cammy…

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  • Applications for Firework Control Zones in Edinburgh now open

    8th May 2024

    Community groups in Edinburgh can now apply to have a Firework Control Zone (FCZ) in their local area. The Scottish Government has brought into place powers for local authorities to implement FCZs, under the Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Act 2022. A FCZ is a specified area within a local authority.…

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  • Electric refuse collection vehicles save over 100 tonnes of carbon emissions

    8th May 2024

    In an effort to reach net zero by 2030, the City of Edinburgh Council has successfully deployed five electric refuse collection vehicles. The vehicles, procured with funding from Zero Waste Scotland, were introduced in exchange for traditional diesel refuse trucks. Since their introduction in June 2023, they’ve led to reductions…

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  • Exhibitions on the Capital’s fiery past and dynamic present open at the Museum of Edinburgh

    8th May 2024

    Two new co-curated exhibitions with partnership organisations were launched at the Museum of Edinburgh yesterday evening (May 2). ‘Edinburgh Rising from the Ashes: 200 Years of the Scottish Fire Service’ marks the bicentenary of the world’s first municipal fire brigade, which was founded here in Edinburgh in 1824. This exhibition, in…

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