Murrayfield Community Council was sad to hear of the passing of former Community Councillor Derek Huckle. Derek was co-opted in 2013, was elected later that year, became vice-Chair, and stepped down at the elections in October 2016. The present Chair described Derek as "a doughty champion of our causes at the Western Edinburgh Neighbourhood Partnership and elsewhere, and gave me much support." Indeed, he was a pragmatic and effective champion across a range of institutions and we were
The Edinburgh Evening News website is carrying an article about local development plans for 37 Corstorphine Road.
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The Murrayfield CC Chair enjoyed mid-exercise coffee and cake from cocobean near Western Corner, today. Other coffee / snacking local institutions open for take away include Vigo's and The Roseburn Cafe (on Roseburn Terrace).
"During these testing times", Murrayfield Golf Course supports walkers, who are asked to avoid the greens and bunkers, which are costly to maintain in general, and the greens are treated with chemicals. Excellent views can be enjoyed looking across the city and towards the Pentlands.
Murrayfield Community Council has continued to consider a range of items while unable to meet. A document summarising these can be downloaded below. They include:
- Christmas trees
- Conservation Area character
- CCWEL and other walking and cycling initiatives
- Ellersly Road
The Murrayfield Community Council meeting of 19 May 2020 has been cancelled.
More news from the future. An exhibition by Charles Hodge Mackie at the City Art Centre has been postponed and is now scheduled to run 15 May - 10 October 2021.
Murray (1862-1920) had his studio locally, where now stands Murrayburgh House (17 Corstorphine Road). And the definitive life was written by local resident Pat Clark, who is also consulting on the exhibition.
For whenever we are allowed out, Rosie Bell has created an amazing 1-hour, illustrated, self-guided walking tour of the Roseburn and Coltbridge area, packed with history and general interest. You can download it as pdf for free below (under Useful Downloads).
(There is a landscape and a portrait version. The landscape one has a slightly bigger map and a more news-papery column layout. Whatever suits you and/or your devices).
Two major City of Edinburgh Council consultations have been extended but are drawing to a close on 30 April 2020. Now's the time.
- "Choices for the City" plan; and
- Draft City Mobility plan