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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:


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.

9th June 2021 - Haymarket Yards – Community Consultation: 3pm-7pm

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QR code for www.lspim.co.uk/haymarket-pac.

Ladybank Developments Limited is intending to submit a planning application for purpose-built student accommodation at Haymarket Yards, in the West End. This is intended to revise an already consented student scheme for the site.

A web-based consultation will be held on a dedicated project website at: www.lspim.co.uk/haymarket-pac (QR code is shown here).

A live, two-way digital consultation event has been arranged for Wednesday 9th June, 3pm-7pm

Members of the public are invited to visit

Roseburn Park Walking Guide

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Map of Roseburn Park used in walking guide. (c) Hamish Ross

Friends of Roseburn Park have published a walking guide for the park, written by the amazing Rosie Bell: http://www.friendsofroseburnpark.org.uk/2021/04/25/launch-of-new-walking-guide-for-roseburn-park/

You can also download the guide for free from their website's history page.

It's amazing how much there is to this small piece of green space.

The route is estimated to be 35-40 minutes, but you could spend longer in the area by combining it with Rosie's other tour, of Coltbridge and Roseburn, which can

In search of lost keys (notice)

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Lost keys notice on planter on Old Colt Bridge. (c) J Yellowlees

A 10 April 2021 notice on the Old Colt Bridge seeks news of a large bunch of keys:

"Assortment of keys with old brass bell attached. If found, please hand in to one of

  • the Saughton Park Bistro Cafe
  • Park office
  • Security staff
  • Local police station


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Image credit: J Yellowlees