City of Edinburgh Council



Edinburgh appoints empty homes officer

The City of Edinburgh Council has boosted its ability to tackle the waste of long-term vacant, privately-owned homes with the appointment of a dedicated empty homes officer. 

Published 22 January 2020

Alex Orr: Draft proposal published for capital’s development

As the City of Edinburgh Council publishes its plan for the sustainable development of the city until 2030, Alex Orr outlines what the proposals mean for greenbelt development, affordable housing, short-term lets and more.

Published 17 January 2020

Councils empowered to introduce short-term lets control areas

Local authorities are to be given new powers to regulate short-term lets where they decide this is in the interests of local communities, under measures to be introduced by the Scottish Government.

Published 9 January 2020

City of Edinburgh Council backs Shelter Scotland campaign

The City of Edinburgh Council has voiced its support for Shelter Scotland's campaign to have the right to a decent home enshrined in Scots law.

Published 6 January 2020

High-performance timber fire doors installed in Edinburgh tower

Working on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council, Glasgow-based contractor CCG has successfully installed a range of brand new, high-performance timber fire doors to two towers in the centre of Leith.

Published 5 December 2019

Prospect unveils affordable housing plan for Morvenside

Prospect Community Housing has announced plans to build affordable housing in Morvenside.

Published 3 December 2019

Pirniehall pupils road test new play park at Pennywell Living

Local children in north Edinburgh can now enjoy playing together outdoors thanks to a new play park recently installed at Urban Union and the City of Edinburgh Council’s Pennywell Living development in Edinburgh.

Published 3 December 2019

Refurbished Edinburgh apartments offer home from home to hospital patients

Sixteen refurbished apartments in Sighthill are helping people to build meaningful lives at home following time spent at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

Published 6 November 2019

Work starts on new £5.4m specialist supported living scheme in Leith

Work has officially begun in Leith to bring new homes for local people living with disabilities.

Published 4 November 2019

Latest report on basic income feasibility published

Partners involved in exploring the feasibility of citizens basic income (CBI) pilots in Scotland have published an interim report into their findings.

Published 4 November 2019

Edinburgh Council releases road map for carbon neutrality by 2030

The City of Edinburgh Council has revealed its road map for achieving its target to establish the capital as carbon neutral by 2030.

Published 23 October 2019

Edinburgh council to host event to tackle homelessness

The City of Edinburgh Council is meeting with public and third sector partners from across the city today to work towards preventing homelessness and providing those who are homeless with a settled and permanent home.

Published 9 October 2019

Edinburgh councillors are urged to prioritise poverty and sustainability

Councillors in Edinburgh are being asked to prioritise poverty and sustainability as a means of improving residents’ wellbeing.

Published 7 October 2019

Edinburgh becomes first UK city to join global sustainability movement

Edinburgh has been announced as one of four cities to join a global movement of cities working towards sustainability, prosperity, inclusivity and resilience goals.

Published 1 October 2019

Council to take Edinburgh Marina planning reversal to Court of Session

The City of Edinburgh Council is to take legal action over the Scottish Government’s decision to approve a masterplan extension at Edinburgh Marina.

Published 27 September 2019