Local Environmental Improvements 105
On 5 May, Scotland will go to the polls in the 2016 Scottish Parliamentary Elections. We asked the candidates standing in the Edinburgh Northern and Leith Constituency, as well as the list parties, for their views on environmental and social issues affecting our constituency.
Meet Lopez the Lion. He’s been unveiled by the Edinburgh and Lothian Greenspace Trust as part of a revamp of the five-ways path junction on the North Edinburgh Cycle Path Network. It is hoped the newly placed sculpture, by local artist Joyce Campbell, of the nearby Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop will become a local landmark as […]
Longer suffering subscribers to this blog will recall that for much of 2012 we spent our time pointing out that Leith was often to be found languishing somewhere toward the bottom of the street litter league table of Edinburgh. Fast forward to 2014 and we’re now pleased to be able to report some good news […]
A new report from the City of Edinburgh Council shows that low-emission hybrid buses have played a key role in reducing air pollution in Leith. Officials claim that increasing use of the buses on key routes in Leith has helped to reduce Nitrogen Oxide levels on many Leith streets where this pollutant has historically been […]
This week the council are to be applauded for listening to local residents and publishing detailed proposals that would see the speed limit lowered to 20mph on virtually all the streets of Leith that doesn’t already have a 20mph limit. Every road in the map above that’s coloured blue could be made safer. If implemented, […]