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Welcome to the website of Longstone Community Council

We represent the 4000 or so residents of most of the parish of Slateford/Longstone, which includes, not just Longstone, but Redhall, Slateford, Kingsknowe and the area around Dovecot Park south of Lanark Road to the river (see plan on the ABOUT US page).

This page will show the latest news and activities. For older news go to our NEWS page.


LCC does not meet in January, April, July or August unless there is urgent business.


LCC will next meet at 7:30 pm on 7 October 2019 in Longstone Primary School, Redhall Grove. 

See NEXT AGENDA.


The nomination window is now open for Longstone Community Council Elections.

If you want to get involved simply fill out the nomination form and email it to the Returning Officer donald.wilson@edinburgh.gov.uk or return a hard copy to Cllr Donald Wilson, City Chambers, High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ by 4pm on Monday 30th September.

Longstone Community Council is short of members and needs your support. 

Community council meetings are open to all local residents.

Meetings are usually attended by local councillors and the police, the latter reporting on recent crimes.

If you have an interest in local affairs and/or want to bring matters to LCC’s attention, you should becomer a member. If not please come along to meetings (see DIARY page for notices).


LCC has refurbished the outdoor classroom at Longstone Primary School. It was first erected in 2007 in memor

n formy of Duncan Colquhoun (see photo of classroom and new plaque below).


If you are concerned about the security of your home, note that Police Community officers can provide home and business crime prevention surveys free of charge. Call 01786 289070. 


A report on LCC's Remembrance Ceremony on 11 Nov 2018 is on our NEWS page.


See NEWS for result of 2016 election for LCC.

For meetings and events see the DIARY page.


Close your street for play events

Do you want to arrange a street closure for a children’s play event in your street? Playing Out is a pilot scheme that runs from July to October 2016 that lets you close your street for free.

For more information on Playing Out contact

Email: cf.play@edinburgh.gov.uk


If you can't get to a City library, make use of this free bus service run by the RVS

You can choose your books and enjoy a coffee and a chat before being taken home again.

Or use the Home delivery service or the Mobile library service, which visits care homes, retirement flats and sheltered housing complexes.


For the Water of Leith Conservation Trust go to their website.


Residents should note that a local forum called Nextdoor allows them to keep in touch with neighbours, local events and issues. The LCC Secretary is a member of the Nextdoor 'Kingsknowe' group.

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