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Edinburgh to enforce Scotgov ban on pavement parking from next year

The Scottish government has announced a plan to ban pavement parking in Scotland, coming into effect next month. Edinburgh will become the first city in Scotland to enforce these laws,…

VP Colm Hamon warns short term let scheme will worsen student housing shortage

In an article published in The Scotsman, University Vice-Principal Colm Harmon cautions that the short term let scheme will worsen accommodation issues for students. The Scottish Government’s short term let…

Preparing Edinburgh for net-zero: Edinburgh Council’s climate plans

Having declared a climate emergency in 2019, Edinburgh council is currently on track to meet its target of net-zero emissions by 2030. The plan aligns with the Scottish Government’s target…

City of Edinburgh Council experiences over 1,100 data breaches in the last five years

It has been revealed in a Freedom of Information request that the City of Edinburgh Council has seen 1,103 data breaches in the last five years. This was part of…

Edinburgh strippers to launch judicial review of council strip club ban

A group of Edinburgh strippers have announced that they will be launching a judicial review of City of Edinburgh Council’s strip club ban. United Sex Workers (USW), the union branch…

Edinburgh’s annual Christmas markets cancelled due to ongoing pandemic

On 1 October, the City of Edinburgh Council, alongside the organisers of the ‘Edinburgh’s Christmas’ events, made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s festivities including the beloved Christmas markets…

Live Music Matters: Supporting Local Venues

‘Nothing ever happens here’, the tongue-in-cheek moniker of Summerhall’s headlining gig series, is an apt description of Edinburgh dwindling music scene. For a city boasting at least 267 live music…

Plans to revamp central Edinburgh cultural sites unveiled

Plans to build a £55 million “cultural quarter” in the former Royal High School on Calton Hill have been revealed. The news comes alongside other cultural proposals to revamp Calton…