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Public access to school sports facilities will open in November

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Community access to secondary school sports facilities is scheduled to start next month, all in line with the latest Scottish Government and health guidance.From Monday 2 November 2020 members of the public can...

Basketball – Oklahoma lures Portobello hoopsters

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In different suburbs of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA live two of the finest female basketball players who have ever pulled on a Scottish international shirt, writes Sandy Sutherland.One of them, Rose Anderson, could rightly...

The former Portobello High School…going, going…

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But not yet quite gone.The demolition of the old Portobello High School will take a couple of weeks, and although the process was begun this week it was not without a little delay.There was...

Basketball – Kings aim to bring down Saints in crunch clash

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Craig Reilly returned to full-strength City of Edinburgh Kings who faced St Mirren Saints on a revenge mission this evening.The skipper made his comeback today after a two-game ban while coach Craig Nicol is unavailable.Former coach...

Portobello High School declared officially open

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The new 1400 pupil high school controversially built in Portobello Park was officially opened by the Lord Provost earlier today. He unveiled a plaque which will have pride of place in the new building.The...

Scottish Water helped get Portobello High School opening back on track

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As we already told you this week hundreds of pupils will move into a purpose-built new school earlier than expected, after Scottish Water helped overcome a major hurdle to completion.Staff with the publicly-owned water company...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Bon Papillon Winter Exhibition: Ingrid Nilsson with Senja Bownes, Lynne Harkes and Melanie Williamson. Open preview 5.30pm tonight, then 10am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday, closed Mondays and Tuesdays, Bon Papillon, 15 Howe Street. Read The Edinburgh Reporter's choice of the...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2014Delighters: Hula Hooping  - taster session. For ages 14+, beginners or beginners + - session will be tailored to the abilities of the participants. 6.30-7.30pm, Forest Centre +, 38 Castle Terrace....

VIDEO – Building gets underway at Portobello

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The new school at Portobello will take up a large part of the park bounded by Hope Lane, Park Avenue and Milton Road.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME5YSr8GJxw]Almost all of the trees planted at the beginning of this...

Portobello High School – Building begins officially today

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Portobello High School is a long awaited addition to the council's school estate and today marks the beginning of the building process at Portobello Park. The Edinburgh Reporter is at the park waiting for...

Opinion – Community supports Portobello Park Bill

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This article has been contributed by Sean Watters, Chair, Portobello For A New SchoolThe Portobello Park Private Bill that is currently being considered at Holyrood will no doubt generate much discussion, but in that...

Letter from Councillor Maureen Child

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Councillor Maureen Child represents Portobello and Craigmillar Ward for the Labour Group. She has been very involved in the council proposal to rebuild the Portobello High School and has written to The Edinburgh Reporter...

Portobello Consultation ends tomorrow

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The final bell is about to sound for the trio of groups battling for the future of Portobello Park.  A council consultation on the need for a Private Bill to deal with the future...

The long road to a new Portobello High School continues

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Portobello Park Action Group vows to preserve park and urges council to focus on alternative sites for Portobello High and will present a deputation to the Full Meeting of the Council tomorrow 25 October 2012 at 10a.m. Portobello...

New Portobello High School still on the agenda

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Still room for a new school? A report due to be discussed at the meeting of the full council next Thursday confirms that The City of Edinburgh Council remains totally committed to replacing the existing...

Rugby Royal High v Portobello High School U16 Brewin-Dolphin Regional Plate Final

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Report - Bill McNie Photos - John Preece Portobello High beat Royal High 22-12 at Murrayfield last Friday evening to claim the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools U16 Edinburgh Regional Plate. After missing with a penalty attempt...

Portobello High School – campaigners win their appeal

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The case for a new High School at Portobello is now again stalled.  Campaign group Portobello Park Action Group (PPAG) have been successful in their appeal to the Court of Session. The decision was...

Changeworks holding a Make Waste History summit

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Enterprising Pupils Give Waste the PushFinal preparations are underway for Changeworks’ Make Waste History Summit, 19 June 2012, bringing together 50 pupils and 12 teachers from Edinburgh secondary schools to put the lid on...

Land Reform campaigner lends support to Portobello park petition

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  Common Good expert describes park protesters claim as ‘nonsense’Andy Wightman, expert on the Common Good land in Scotland and well known campaigner for land reform, has criticised claims by a protest group about the...

Opinion : New Portobello High School may take years

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The Council have approval to build a new school in Portobello, but the campaign group, PPAG, who do not want the new school built in Portobello Park, has intimated that it will appeal a...

Portobello Councillor ‘appalled’ at news of possible court appeal

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News was released this morning that the campaign group PPAG are to lodge an appeal at the Court of Session against the decision handed down earlier this month relating to the plans the council...

Future clear for new Portobello High School

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The future of the new Portobello High School has become clear following the result of a judicial review announced yesterday. The Court of Session has upheld the Council’s appropriation of part of Portobello Park for...

Portobello High School given green light

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Plans to build a new high school in Portobello were approved today by councillors on the city's planning committee.  Set on parkland beside Portobello Golf Course, the development will include the latest teaching facilities,...

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