Clean-up WoL Coalie Park Leith

Friends of the Water of Leith Basin

Sorry for the short notice about this Sundays clean-up along the WoL path. Please come and join us, it’s a joint effort with the WoL Conservation Trust and the weather forecast is for sunshine with a predicted temperature of 18°C.

Come a enjoy the sun and help the community enjoy the WoL
Sunday 29th May 10.30am – 1pm. Clean-up in Leith.
We meet in Coalie Park and if you’re not sure where to meet use this link to the map.
Hope to see you there

Leith Links Community Council AGM,Monday 30th May

The AGM of Leith Links Community Centre will take place on Monday,30th May in the Persevere Room of Leith Community Centre starting at 7pm
To bring some interest to the night and encourage more residents to attend we have two presentations from Teague Homes with information on plans for the development at Salamander Place and The Leith Hub with information about a possible new social enterprise community cafe on the Links.

I hope you can find the time to attend.
We would be pleased to meet you.


Congratulations to Hibs

You may have heard about Hibs winning a trophy.
But this is a fantastic trophy and it’s been a long time since it’s been back to Easter Road.
There’s going to be disruption on the roads today as the people of Leith come out to show their support.

The official Hibs webpage had the following information.

Hibernian FC today told supporters that the Club would celebrate its stunning William Hill Scottish Cup triumph with the fans in the city tomorrow (Sunday 22 May). No events are planned for this evening.

The highlight tomorrow will be an open-top bus parade, due to set off at 3:30pm from the High Street following a celebratory reception being hosted by Lord Provost Donald Wilson for the club.

This event will be followed by the public victory parade, which will see team members board an open-top bus and travel from the High Street to Leith, culminating at Leith Links.

The route of the parade is: Lawnmarket – High Street – North Bridge – Princes Street – Leith Street – Picardy Place – Leith Walk – Constitution Street – Queen Charlotte Street – John’s Place – Duncan Place – Leith Links.

Plans for the parade were discussed and have been jointly approved by the Council, Police Scotland, emergency services, Hibernian Football Club and Lothian Buses. It is anticipated that there will be a degree of disruption to traffic while the event is ongoing, however every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum.

Should we have had more warning? Possibly but it would appear plans have been put in place months ago just for this fantastic occasion.
Hopefully it won’t take another 114 years to win the cup again

Let celebrate and hope the day goes well.

Leith Links Community Council AGM,Monday 30th May 7pm Leith Community Centre


The AGM of Leith Links Community Council will take place on Monday, 30th May

The Shore Room, Leith Community Centre, New Kirkgate starting at 7pm

The agenda and minutes of last years meeting will be sent out soon and we’ve taken a larger room in the hope to attract a larger attendance.
We have a presentation from the developers of the vacant brown field site at Salamander Place and someone from The Leith Hub to give us an update
on the Dry Dock Cafe social enterprise opening soon? in the bowling green pavilion on Leith Links.

Hope you can put this date in your diary and we will be pleased to see you.

Best wishes

Jim Scanlon

Edinburgh Licensing Board – consultation on amplified music in licensed premises

The City Council Licensing Board are seeking the views of the public on amplified music in licensed premises.

Edinburgh Licensing Board has agreed to consult on the terms of its current policy on amplified music in licensed premises. The Board was asked to consider amending the policy, as set out in a detailed recommendation from the Edinburgh Licensing Forum.

The terms of the Board’s current policy on amplified music have been the subject of much discussion, including meetings hosted by the City of Edinburgh Council, and particularly its Culture and Sports Committee. That committee agreed to set up a working group called Music is Audible, which made a presentation to the Edinburgh Licensing Forum.

Why We Are Consulting
The Edinburgh Licensing Board sits separately from the Council. The Board is the licensing authority for premises selling alcohol in its geographical area. The Board has to agree a Statement of Licensing Policy which sets out how it will consider applications for licensed premises in its area, and all associated matters.

This consultation has been requested by the Edinburgh Licensing Forum, which has asked the Board to consider a particular amendment to its existing policy, relating to amplified music in licensed premises – i.e. live and recorded music, transmitted through loudspeakers.

Please send email responses to:

Please sent postal responses, marked “Licensing Board Consultation”, to:
Licensing, City of Edinburgh Council, 249 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ




Leithers don’t litter Clean Up At The Shore, Sunday 1st May 11 to 12pm

Leathers don’t litter have organised another clean

The next clean up around the Shore is on 1st May.

One of their supporters suggested that in the tourist season we have monthly clean ups around The Shore, from Sandport Place Bridge to Ocean Drive. These will be short, 1-hour litterpicks always on the first Sunday of each month from April to September. Please bring your litterpicker with you. We’ll bring bin bags. Meeting point is The Shore at Sandport Place Bridge.

Restalrig Road and Railway Path Cleanup 30th April 12 to 2pm

Starting from the Seafield end of the path this time as we didn’t manage to clear that end last time. Please come along if you can, and invite/share this event. The council will discuss health & safety matters, bring bags, gloves & pickers, but feel free to bring your own also. The weather looks good for us, we may even need sun protection😉
Posters will go up in the area shortly. Hope to see you there!