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"Murrayfield's artist" Mackie watched polo in Roseburn Park

Community Council News
Curator of City Art Centre, Helen Scott, and Mackie author Pat Clark unveling at ommemorative plaque. (c) J Yellowlees

Here is The Edinburgh Reporter's summary of the the unveiling in Roseburn Park of a commemorative plaque to the artist Charles H Mackie, who was the subject of a recent exhibition at The City Art Centre, Edinburgh, and who rented a studio in the Roseburn area at the turn of the 20th century:


Image: Curator of The City Art Centre, Helen Scott, and Mackie author, Pat Clark.

Image credit: (c) John Yellowlees

Kinellan Road (again)

Community Council News
9 Kinellan Road site, September 2018, (c) John Yellowlees

Another revised planning application has been submitted for development on the ecologically sensitive heritage site at 9 Kinellan Road. This will be discussed at the Community Council Meeting of 9 November 2021.

The application can be viewed in the City of Edinburgh Council's planning application portal (number: 21/05580/FUL) and can be found here:


For more on this development site, type 'Kinellan' into the Search box at the top of this page.

Image credit: (c)

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:


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.


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

Peploe Plaque for Devon Place

Community Council News
Plaque on a building in Devon Place. (c) J Yellowlees, 30 June 2021

The Community Council has facilitated the suggestion by the Donaldson Area Amenity Association of a plaque in Devon place, which was previously the site of a former schoolhouse that served as an early studio for post-impressionist painter Samuel John Peploe (1871-1935), the most successful of the four members of the influential group known as the Scottish Colourists.

Image credit: (c) J Yellowlees

See previous news item here.