City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: property

Scotland Declares A Moratorium on Fracking

Fergus Ewing MSP

Activists and Central Belt residents were cheering a decision today by the Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing to bring in a moratorium on fracking.

University Upgraded Gym Re-opens

CSE Edinburgh Refurb - Cam4.jpg

Following a £500,000 refurbishment, a state-of-the-art University gym is to re-open on Thursday 8 January at an event hosted at the Pleasance Sports Centre and Gym from 4pm.

Edinburgh Art Festival 2014 Programme Launches With "Common" Theme

Where do I end and you begin

The Edinburgh Art Festival today launched its programme for 2014, the 11th festival to date.

Council Approves Plans To Build In Edinburgh Old Town Gap Site

Following an 18-month consultation period, revived plans to develop a gap site in the Edinburgh Old Town were approved by the City of Edinburgh Council’s Development Ma

Edinburgh House Prices Down 4.6% Annually

Smaller properties in Edinburgh are experiencing the biggest decreases in value in today's tough housing market according to the latest house price statistics from the ESPC for November 2012 to Jan

Sales Up, Prices Down in Edinburgh Housing Market

New Town Edinburgh

A continuation in the fall of house prices in East Central Scotland, has brought a rise in the number of house sales.

ESPC Reports 6.1% Drop in Edinburgh House Prices

The Edinburgh Solicitor and Property Centre reported today that average property prices in Edinburgh have dropped 6.1% for the September t

Edinburgh Wins "Most Beautiful" City Award

Edinburgh has won a "best in class" award in the annual Keep Scotland Beautiful awards run by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Council Looks to Tap Funds for Flood Prevention

Water of Leith (Stockbridge) flood defences construction

Edinburgh Council will be continuing talks with the Scottish Government and local government umbrella body COSLA over a funding shortfall for the second and third phases of flood prevention works o

Traditional Buildings Can Be Energy Efficient Says Heritage Agency

New Town Edinburgh

Traditional Scottish buildings should not be seen as draughty old energy hogs, but rather as an asset, an energy efficiency seminar will be told in Edinburgh next week.

Kings Theatre Opening After Refurbishment

King's Theatre refurb photocall

The King's Theatre revealed its £2.6 million refurbishment, before it opens for the Edinburgh International Festival on the 11th fo

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).

"Taste" Cancels as Flooding Hits Edinburgh

July in Edinburgh, and residents are cleaning up after after torrential rain turned roads into rivers and fields into swimming pools (see fo

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.

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.

A new use for St Stephen’s?

St. Stephen's Church

Stockbridge Parish Church, originally St Bernard’s, in Saxe Coburg Street merged with St Stephen’s Church, in St Vincent Street at the bottom

Charlotte Baptists to Buy St George's West

St George's West.jpg

Charlotte Chapel, the independent Baptist church at the west end of Rose Street, is poised to buy St George’s West church in Shandwick Place for a reported non-binding bid of £1.55 million.

New Plan To Improve Edinburgh World Heritage Site Experience

Old Town from North Bridge

An action plan for Edinburgh's Old and New Towns will be launched this week to "promote and protect the iconic status" of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site (WHS).

Tenant Takes Keys For First Council House Built in a Generation

At a photocall yesterday, housing leader Councillor Paul Edie handed the keys to tenant Lynsey Carmichael to one of "the first new council homes in Edinburgh for a generation" .

Sandwich Business Wins £3000 Shop Front Competition

Leith shop front winner

M1 Sandwich Shop on Easter Road has won the £3000 prize in a Leith shop front competition sponsored by Edinburgh City Council.

Royal Mile To Get A Spring Clean

Royal Mile sign

The historic Royal Mile in the Edinburgh Old Town, is to be given a Spring clean. The work will focus on making the street - which stretches from Edinburgh Castle down to Holyrood Palace - "feel better" to walk in and around, including painting utility boxes and litter bins, removing graffiti and weeds and repairs to other property.