EAT – a Hardcore Hunting and Foraging session

Thu, 28 July 2022

Hunter or Gatherer – could you find enough to eat? Discover what the rivers wildlife eats and how it survives

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The route less travelled – Guided Walk – Murrayfield to Belford

Sun, 26 June 2022

A guided walk discovering the history and wildlife of the river from Murrayfield to Dean Village

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CWGC Tours 2022 – Seafield Cemetery Edinburgh

MULTIPLE DATES

Starting this summer, join the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for a tour of Seafield Cemetery, Edinburgh.

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10th Annual Festival of Traditional Buildings

22-26 August 2022

A week of full of immersive, hands on, and interesting events for building enthusiasts of all backgrounds and ages. Something for everyone!

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Mural Talks – Edinburgh’s BAME trailblazers

Sat, 2 July 2022

Join us as we delve deeper into some of the lives and stories featured on the Women’s Mural

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Celebrate Syrian cultural heritage in Edinburgh

Fri, June 24, 2022

Event for the Syrian community in Edinburgh – let’s celebrate Syrian cultural heritage together

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Edinburgh Deaf Heritage Tour

MULTIPLE DATES

Edinburgh Deaf Heritage Tour. Join our BSL Tour Guide John Hay, as we visit some historical deaf landmarks. Part of Edinburgh Deaf Festival

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Canongate Student Housing

Posted on: May 20, 2022

We are supportive of this scheme’s intention to maintain the character of this historic gasworks site through the retention of key features such as the perimeter wall and workshop.

We are supportive of this scheme’s intention to maintain the character of this historic gasworks site through the retention of key features such as the perimeter wall and workshop.

Cockburn Response

We have lodged a neutral comment on this application.

We are supportive of this scheme’s intention to maintain the character of this historic gasworks site through the retention of key features such as the perimeter wall and workshop.  Although attention to detail during the implementation  of this scheme will be crucial to its success.

And we also accept that this appears to be a suitable location for student accommodation.

However,  the number of recently built and consented student housing schemes across the city is a concern.  An updated socio-economic impact assessment is now urgently required to understand the actual or potential impact of existing and future student housing development on local residents and neighbourhood civic life and to provide a complete context for the assessment of new applications.

Image: taken from planning application, copyright may be protected.

West Shore Road ‘Arts Hub’

Posted on: May 13, 2022

We support this application by social enterprise Edinburgh Palette for a new sea front ‘arts hub’ with business incubation and market facilities.

We support this application by social enterprise Edinburgh Palette for a new sea front ‘arts hub’ with business incubation and market facilities.

Cockburn Response

We support this application by social enterprise Edinburgh Palette for a new sea front ‘arts hub’ with business incubation and market facilities.

The development has the potential to transform  a vacant industrial unit into a vibrant creative and community hub providing affordable shop and studio space for local businesses, arts and third sector organisations.

We urge that every opportunity is taken to enhance the site’s public realm and greenspace , to link the site to the adjacent promenade and to support active travel to and through the site.

 

 

Image: Taken from planning application, copyright may be reserved.

Holyrood Royal Park – Access Issues

POSTED ON May 11, 2022 BY James Garry

We believe that a strategic management plan needs to be prepared for the whole Park as a matter of urgency, with full public consultation and scrutiny.

We believe that a strategic management plan needs to be prepared for the whole Park as a matter of urgency, with full public consultation and scrutiny.

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