Enjoying Edinburgh’s great outdoors – Helen Todd of Ramblers Scotland

POSTED ON November 3, 2023 BY James Garry

This is 20th anniversary year of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

This is 20th anniversary year of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

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Identifying and Recording Scotland’s Prehistoric Rock Art

POSTED ON October 27, 2023

An accessible how-to guide

An accessible how-to guide

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James Hutton in Edinburgh: celebrating the city’s contribution to geology

POSTED ON  BY James Garry

Edinburgh is a city of geology

Edinburgh is a city of geology

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Edinburgh Natural History Society – Guest Blog

POSTED ON October 19, 2023 BY David Adamson

In October 2019 Edinburgh Natural History Society celebrated its 150th anniversary

In October 2019 Edinburgh Natural History Society celebrated its 150th anniversary

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Scottish Connections Fund opens for applications.

POSTED ON October 11, 2023

The Scottish Connections Fund is open to bids from individuals and organisations in Scotland’s international diaspora

The Scottish Connections Fund is open to bids from individuals and organisations in Scotland’s international diaspora

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A new future for Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park

POSTED ON October 1, 2023 BY James Garry

Holyrood Park is a park like no other

Holyrood Park is a park like no other

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A Letter from Dundas Street

POSTED ON September 26, 2023 BY Christopher Day

When a planning application was lodged in 2020 for the demolition and redevelopment of the former Bupa and Centrum Houses, local resident Christopher Day and his neighbours were pretty horrified. Here he writes about his experience of multiple Council meetings, affected technical jargon and a process that favours development professionals over local communities.
He notes that every so often, an email or social media message pops up about one development or other, inviting people to ‘let us know what you think’. Following this experience, he suggests it’s difficult not to reply by quoting my neighbour who asked, basically, ‘what’s the point?’

When a planning application was lodged in 2020 for the demolition and redevelopment of the former Bupa and Centrum Houses, local resident Christopher Day and his neighbours were pretty horrified. Here he writes about his experience of multiple Council meetings, affected technical jargon and a process that favours development professionals over local communities.
He notes that every so often, an email or social media message pops up about one development or other, inviting people to ‘let us know what you think’. Following this experience, he suggests it’s difficult not to reply by quoting my neighbour who asked, basically, ‘what’s the point?’

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Investing in nature

POSTED ON September 22, 2023 BY James Garry

Environment Minister Gillian Martin visited the Water of Leith Catchment in Inverleith Park

Environment Minister Gillian Martin visited the Water of Leith Catchment in Inverleith Park

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Dalton Metal Recycling – 52-66 Salamander Street – Community Consultation

POSTED ON September 20, 2023

Dalton Metal Recycling is seeking to redevelop its scrapyard site at 52-66 Salamander Street for a proposed mixed-use development

Dalton Metal Recycling is seeking to redevelop its scrapyard site at 52-66 Salamander Street for a proposed mixed-use development

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The future of Cultural facilities and the well-being of Edinburgh – It’s Up to All of Us

POSTED ON September 11, 2023

We know the impact that cultural activity and social interaction has on our wellbeing.  We are blessed in this city with parks, museums, galleries and theatres that educate and enrich our lives but only if we all support them with our presence. How many of us take advantage of it and support it?  As the Filmhouse showed, if we don’t we are at risk of losing them and in doing so our city would be the poorer for it. (Barbara Cummins, Chair of the Association).

We know the impact that cultural activity and social interaction has on our wellbeing.  We are blessed in this city with parks, museums, galleries and theatres that educate and enrich our lives but only if we all support them with our presence. How many of us take advantage of it and support it?  As the Filmhouse showed, if we don’t we are at risk of losing them and in doing so our city would be the poorer for it. (Barbara Cummins, Chair of the Association).

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