Southside Community Council


St Leonards Newsletters

Here are the newsletters from the team building the new student accommodation on the former Homebase site on St Leonards St. Construction began in March and is scheduled to go on until August 2017.

November 2015. January 2016. February 2016.
March 2016. April 2016. May 2016.
June 2016. July 2016. September 2016.
November 2016. December 2016. January 2017.

Police Report

We have received a report from Chief Inspector Mark Rennie. You can read it here.


Sick Kids Site Plans

There is a meeting about the future of the Sick Kids site on Wednesday, 16th November. You can read about it here.


Lutton Court Newsletter

We have received a newsletter from the developer of the student accommodation at Lutton Court, Bernard Terrace. You can read it here.


Sick Kids - Cleft Services in Edinburgh

There is a proposal to close Edinburgh's Cleft (palette etc) Surgery programme, and concentrate these services in Glasgow. Read more...


Bus Shelters

We have been campaigning over the past few months to get the bus shelter on Buccleuch Street taken away because it left so little space for people to get past. It has finally been removed. We are continuing to work on bus shelters. Read what we are doing.


Community Engagement Day

We had a Community Engagement Day on Saturday, 14th May. We set up our stand near Tesco on Nicolson Street and talked to passers-by.

Read all about it here

The Skelf Bike Skills Park

The Skelf Bike Skills Park is coming to Braidwood Gait.
See the latest news, 15/4/16
See their website.
See more information about the Skelf Bike Skills Park

Edinburgh Children's Hospital Survey

NHS Lothian Health Board asked the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) to lead an independent review to help shape the provision of safe, high quality and sustainable children’s hospital services across Lothian in the future. As part of this reveiw the RCPCH asked for the views of the public, particularly those who had used the children's hospital services. A report has now been produced.

To see the report, click here.

Old Royal Infirmary Surgical Block sold

The University of Edinburgh has announced that it has bought the former surgical block of the old Royal Infirmary site, now Quatermile, in order to create a hub for business, policy and society.
The A-listed Surgical Hospital in the former Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh will be sensitively restored and bring together different strands of the University’s cutting-edge activities from across the arts, humanities, sciences and social science. More information will be issued in due course and there will be an opportunity for consultation with the community.
See the University Quartermile press release


Message from Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone QPM:

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, on Friday 13 November 2015 and the ongoing extensive media coverage, it should be noted that at this time there is no known threat or link to Scotland.