In our Community

News & Events

City of Edinburgh Council - consultation on Tourist Tax

Colinton Merchiston Choir Christmas Concert

City of Edinburgh Council - Energy Efficient Street Lighting Programme (EESLP) - information CEC have asked us to publish 

Development proposed of the Midmar Paddock area at Greenbank - this is not within our area but is quite nearby and may be of interest 

New online 20mph  toolkit launched - more info

Upcoming Events at the Water of Leith Centre 

2019 Events at Craiglockhart Parish Church

October Newsletter from Cllr Gavin Corbett 

Colinton Railway Tunnel Project - Read about the history of the tunnel and what is proposed to restore the tunnel to its former glory. An update from the Project team (August 2018)  

Clubs, Organisations, Local Services etc

Boroughmuir Rugby Club and Meggetland Sports

Craiglockhart Leisure & Tennis Centre including Harry's Courtyard Cafe -  a new social enterprise café

Craiglockhart Parish Church  - about our parish church and its activities. 

Craiglockhart Pharmacy - Opening Hours

Craiglockhart Post office - Opening Hours  
Our Post Office provides many services including : 
-  Cash withdrawals and Cash and Cheque deposit
-  Bill Payments – eg Council Tax, Utility bills, Vehicle Tax etc 
-  Foreign Currency  
-  Services for Sending Money
-  Mobile Phone Top Ups 
-  Newspaper Deliveries

Cycling Skills on Shared Paths - guidance from Spokes for cyclists and pedestrians on the considerate use of shared pathways such as the Union Canal Towpath.
There is also a background page here. Please also see the Spokes Polite Cycling Code website

Friends of Easter Craiglockhart Hill (formerly Friends of Craiglockhart Woods and Nature Trail)

The objectives of this group are to preserve and improve the woodland area of the Local Nature Reserve and to support access to and the use of the Local Nature Reserve. They have created a War Poets Trail Leaflet  and there is also a Nature Trail Guide produced by Napier University.

Friends of Wester Craiglockhart Hill and Greenbank Community Woodland

Redhall Walled Garden - 97 Lanark Road - open to the public to enjoy the garden - Winter open Day

The Water of Leith Conservation Trust - situated at the bottom of Craiglockhart Avenue, find out all about the Trust and its activities including the annual Duck Race   

The War Poets Exhibition at Napier University Craiglockhart Campus - the collection includes first edition books and volumes of poetry by Sassoon, Owen and others.

Union CanalScottish Canals is responsible for the maintenance and operation of canals in Scotland 
- Learn all about the Union Canal, both past & present - Union Canal Unlocked 
- Union Canal Towpath Study - the Introduction lists the main recommendations and the Strategy documents give artists impressions etc of possible improvements.

Defibrillators - these can be found at the following locations : 
  • Craiglockhart Leisure Centre
  • Edinburgh Leisure Centre at Meggetland
  • Boroughmuir Rugby Club
  • Craiglockhart Parish Church
  • Merchants Golf Club 
We hope to arrange for signs to be put up close to these locations at some future time. 


Panoramic View from Wester Craiglockhart Hill -  a 360 degree photographic image.