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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.

To get this website free we have to tolerate advertisements.

See NEWS for result of 2016 election for LCC.

For meetings see the DIARY page.


In association with the Royal Artillery Association and the 51 (Scottish) Signal Squadron, a remembrance ceremony was held on Saturday 12 November 2016 at the war memorial in Redhall Park.  See NEWS for update.   Below picture shows the large crowd that attended.

The application to construct a new nursery school in the grounds of Longstone Primary School was approved without debate by the Planning Sub-Committee on Wednesday 17 August.

Two temporary  huts have now been removed and the construction area fenced off.

The project will be funded by CEC  and built by Clark Contracts. Work will start on 23 January 2017 and be supervised by Currie & Brown (surveyors). The building is expected to be complete in mid July 2017. 

The Planning Dept has recommended refusal of the application (15/05401/FUL) to build 247 student flats on the sites of The Blue Goose and Westside Motors in Slateford. It was to be determined at a meeting on 25 May 2016, but has been delayed to allow a site visit at 1015 on Wed 1 June. A decision was to be made on 8 June, but instead it was continued for reason unknown. A revised proposal has now been submitted--details on the Planning Portal. The Blue Goose is now closed.

It is not known when this application will be determined.

See the Water of Leith Conservation Trust's latest Newsletter and their EVENTS programme.

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

Residents are reminded to update their registration details ahead of the City Council elections in May 2017. You can do this online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Being on the register has other benefits such as improving your credit rating, supporting background checks such as Disclosure Scotland and helping in applying for benefits.

If you can't get to a City library, make use of this free bus service run byt 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.


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