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Coltbridge Viaduct Refurbishment Retrospective: Scotsman Article

Community Council News
John Yellowlees article byline, 19 August 2021 (c)The Scotsman

Here's an article from The Scotsman about the recent Coltbridge Viaduct refurbishment, written by Murrayfield Community Council's Chair. It highlights the viaduct's great strategic significance for active travel, and therefore its example as a project of modest scale and large impact.

Click here to go to the article on The Scotsman website at:

https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/columnists/edinburghs-coltbridge-viaduct-shows-small-projects-can-make-a-big-difference-john-yellowlees-3351564

Image credit: (c) The Scotsman / JPIMedia Publishing Ltd

For more from the MCC website on the refurbisment, type "coltbridge viaduct"

A8 Middle Way - turnpike milestone recognised

Community Council News
Turnpike milestone plaque West Coates/Roseburn Terrace, 8 August 2021, (c) J Riddell

The late 18th century milestone between West Coates and Roseburn Terrace now has an interpretive plaque. It reads:

"Milestone by Corstorphine District Turnpike Trust on the 'Middle Way' via Bathgate completed in 1798, the fastest of the three routes between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Apparently the inscriptions were re-cut c. 1840. This is also the ancient route to Linlithgow, after 1751 the 'Northern Route' turnpike to Glasgow."

The plaque was organised by the Community Council.

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School crossing patrol guides

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Roseburn Primary School pupil modelling of part of Roseburn area. (c) Rurigdh McMeddes, 2017

City of Edinburgh Council are advertising posts for ten, city-wide school crossing patrol guides.

Murrayfield CC is hopeful that these posts are filled in advance of the new school year, and it understands that some of these crossing patrols will be allocated to Roseburn.

The advert can be viewed here: https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/city-edinburgh-council/jobs/school-crossing-patrol-guides-citywide-locations-227209

Image credit:  (c) Rurigdh McMeddes, 2017

Hedging again

Community Council News
City of Edinburgh Council banner on the subect of overgrown vegetation (c) John Yellowlees

Summertime, and wheelchair users, families, anyone who needs more room on the pavement, or who is social-distancing, have joined again the never ending battle with overgrown vegetation on property boundaries.

If you are experiencing problems you can:

  • "Report a foliage problem!" with the City Council here: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/overhangingfoliage (don't be put off - most of the steps here can be ignored if they seem complicated)
  • Speak to, or drop a note through the door of, the