Towards the end of last year, children from local primary schools were taught some top nosh skills by Michelin-starred local chef, Martin Wishart, at the opening of Dr. Bell’s Cookery School at Stanwell Primary. Martin spent several hours helping resident staff to show children the skills of scone making, mackerel paté, and other luxury items. The aim of the [...]
Due to a reduction in sponsorship, the future of the Leith Festival is in doubt. A plea has gone out to the public, particularly the people of Leith, to help save this great institution. The present 10-day community arts festival event has been going now for about a decade, but the Leith Gala has a history of over 100 years, and is a focal point for [...]
Shop owners and residents in Leith are being urged to take advantage of a £200,000 grant to restore shop fronts and buildings to their former glory. The money has come through the Heritage Lottery Fund with £100,000 set aside for shop fronts and £100,000 for building restoration. It is part of the wider £6m Leith Townscape Heritage Initiative which [...]
Following on-going discussions with the Parent Council and the Education Department over the catchment area (including the Waterfront), the Council has agreed to increase the number of classrooms at Victoria Primary School. Plans are already in place and a new classroom is being created. There will also be further upgrades and new toilet will be provided. This is really welcome news, and something the Parent Council has [...]
This is a new scheme run jointly by City of Edinburgh Council, Natural Scotland and Energy Saving Trust. You could get a free survey of your home and money off your council tax as well as discounted prices for loft or cavity insulation and lower energy bills. To book a free survey call 0800 512 012.
It is hoped to have a contractor for the redevelopment in place and working on site by March of next year. Edinburgh architect Malcolm Fraser has been appointed to lead the design team preparing a masterplan for the Fort Site. Malcolm Fraser is one of Edinburgh’s top architects, whose work includes the Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile. I am sure the project is in really good hands and he’ll come up with [...]
A reminder that if you have any comments or concerns, I’m happy to hear from you through this site, or you can come along to one of my surgeries. Leith Academy 1st & 3rd Wednesday (during school term) 6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Victoria Primary School 1st & 3rd Wednesday (during school term) 5.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
The Biomass Planning application will not come before the Planning Committee until June 2012. Forth Ports/Arcus are having yet more consultation following the SNH submission. With their new plans for the Docks appear to involve the manufacture of renewables and the sale of Ocean Terminal, it is not clear where a Biomass Plant will fit into new agenda. As I [...]
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