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Nairn’s has a new look

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One of Edinburgh's best known businesses has had a makeover in its 125th year and it is unveiling the new look today.The design retains the signature tartan, but adopts a richer more vibrant...

Fire destroys essential food supplies at The Venchie in Craigmillar

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So much has been written about the good work that volunteers and other groups to ensure that those in need during the pandemic have food on the table. The Venchie Children and Young People's...

Christmas lights switched on at Craigmillar

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Choirs from Castleview Primary and The Venchie young people’s project performed at a community event held in Craigmillar last night.Organised by Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association, there was a large turnout from local...

Planning approval for Castlebrae High School

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Planning permission has been approved for the new 700 pupil secondary school at Castlebrae which will open in August 2021. The council has appointed the development partner Hub South East with Morrison Construction as...

Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Maureen Child

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Councillor Maureen Child is the Labour representative for Portobello/Craigmillar. Here she delves into her inbox and comes up with loads of local news and goings on for you.Closing date for entries to...

Residents join in the Circus of Light on the National Cycle Network

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More than 60 Craigmillar (Edinburgh) residents and young people took part in a spectacular glow parade and circus skills performance last night as part of a series of workshops aimed at encouraging more people...

Apply now for a You Decide! Community Grant

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You have until 28 September to apply for a community grant from a pot of £22,637 available in Portobello/Craigmillar for local projects.Apply for a chance to win a You Decide! Community Grant by the...

VIDEO – New Mexico to the New Town – and back

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I found Ken Wolverton partly by accident, but partly as a result of knowing a little about World Community Arts Day (WCAD). When I interviewed artist Andrew Crummy a couple of years ago he explained...

Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Maureen Child

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Councillor Maureen Child is the Labour councillor for Portobello/Craigmillar. Here she scours her inbox for news about her ward :As promised at our last Portobello/Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting, and reported in the latest Castlebrae...

Edinburgh councillor blogs – Cllr Maureen Child

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Labour Councillor Maureen Child represents Portobello/Craigmillar. Here she gives us a look into her email inbox with all the happenings in and around the area.Dear AllThe next Figgate Park Clean Up is on Sunday...

Cllr Maureen Child – Five things to do in Portobello this week

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As usual Councillor Maureen Child keeps us up to date with news from her Ward of Portobello/Craigmillar.From her email inbox she tells us about five things going on in the area this week:Free Storytelling...

Dunedin Canmore begins new development in Craigmillar

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The housing association, Dunedin Canmore, has started work on 70 new affordable homes in Craigmillar. There will be 39 homes available for social rent and 31 for mid-market rent at the £8.5m development at Greendykes,...

New homes for Craigmillar

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A Glasgow-based construction firm is currently building 111 new affordable homes as part of the first phase of the Craigmillar Town Centre Masterplan.The work is being done on behalf of Dunedin Canmore and is...

Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Maureen Child

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Councillor Maureen Child is the Labour councillor in Portobello/Craigmillar. Here she rounds up her inbox for us.Dear AllOur community buy-out Bellfield's Crowdfunder closed last week, and Portobello did manage to raise more than the...

Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Maureen Child

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Edinburgh councillor Maureen Child represents the Portobello/Craigmillar Ward and here she writes for us her regular update on all the news in her part of Edinburgh :Conservation Volunteers are running an event at Joppa...

Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Maureen Child

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Councillor Maureen Child represents the Portobello/Craigmillar ward in the city. Here she blogs for us with all sorts of information from her inboxDear AllOur local Voluntary Sector Forum is meeting on Monday 28 August,...

Edinburgh International Festival comes to Craigmillar

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Senior Pupils introduce their school as a Festival venuePupils at Castlebrae Community High School, in the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh, today hosted their own launch of this year’s International Festival.As part of the International Festival’s...

Letter from Scotland

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Building and rebuilding, it seems to be going on all around us. Things are stirring again after the Great Recession.  I cycled through the Craigmillar estate here in Edinburgh this week and watched the...

First panel of the Craigmillar Tapestry unveiled

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To mark World Community Arts Day the first panel of the Craigmillar Tapestry was unveiled yesterday. Dr Helen Crummy MBE is a local legend in Craigmillar. There is a statue in her memory outside the...

Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Maureen Child

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Councillor Maureen Child is the councillor for Portobello/Craigmillar. She writes about all the news she has gathered from her Ward.Dear AllIt’s just 10 days to go until the new Portobello High School gets handed...

First Minister opens new Thistle Foundation building

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined those supported by Thistle Foundation in Craigmillar earlier today to bury a time capsule.Thistle Foundation is a Scottish charity working to transform health and social care delivery in Scotland and...

Man assaulted in Craigmillar

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A serious assault took place in a house on Craigmillar Castle Road last night around 8.15pm and Edinburgh police are appealing for anyone who may have seen what happened. Three men, whose faces were obscured,...

Lidl begin the Craigmillar regeneration

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The regeneration of Craigmillar Town Centre in East Edinburgh has started with works commencing on a Lidl supermarket at Niddrie Mains Road.The store was granted planning permission in September 2015 and works will be carried...

Bridgend Farmhouse wins £1 MILLION Lottery grant

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A project in South-East Edinburgh to renovate a 19th Century farmhouse and turn it into a community hub has received nearly £1 million from the Big Lottery Fund.   Thanks to an award of £997,908, Bridgend Inspiring Growth...

What’s on – Craigmillar Book Festival

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Sylvia Gorman is the librarian at Castlebrae Community High School but she is also Secretary of the Craigmillar Literacy Trust who organise Craigmillar Book Festival.We spoke to her about the festival which is coming up in...

MP calls on local businesses to support Craigmillar community project fundraising

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 Tommy Sheppard MP has called on Edinburgh businesses to help a Craigmillar-based community project reach its fundraising target. The Craigmillar Community Grows project supports a variety of community gardens and growing projects run by local...

Lidl planning a new store in Craigmillar

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Grocer of the Year, Lidl, submits detailed application for new concept store as part of Craigmillar’s town centre regenerationThe EDI Group Ltd has announced today that a detailed planning application has been lodged by...

Defibrillators at the ready in Craigmillar

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The Edinburgh Reporter met up with Kevin Finlay from Kids in the Street recently at the 'graduation ceremony' being held in the White House in Craigmillar. People from local groups were presented with their certificates to...

D-Day for Bridgend Farm project

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On Thursday (24th September) Edinburgh councillors will decide the future of Bridgend Farmhouse. A local charity and its supporters are hoping the council will support their bid to own and renovate the derelict farmhouse...

Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Maureen Child

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by Councillor Maureen Child, Portobello/Craigmillar Ward It’s been a bit of a long-running saga, but the railway bridge at Brighton Place/Southfield Place is to be inspected starting this weekend and the wire-mesh ant-pigeon measures put in once...

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