Leith Civic Trust open day visits: 28 September

Trinity House

Dive into Leith’s famous maritime history and discover an outstanding collection of maritime treasures. Once the base of the Incorporation of Mariners and Shipmasters, Trinity House has proudly stood in Leith’s Kirkgate since at least 1555. Established to help sailors in need, it grew to play a key role in the development of the port and is a reminder of Leith’s great heritage. Explore the building for yourself and step into a nautical world.

South Leith Parish Church

South Leith Parish Church, founded in 1483, has been the ‘Church in the Midst’, the historic parish church in Leith for over 500 years. Our historic building, redesigned by Thomas Hamilton in 1847, has within it many historical and architectural items of great interest including a unique hammer beam roof and magnificent stained-glass windows. The church has many royal connections including the coat of arms of Mary of Guise and Mary Queen of Scots.

Leith Town Hall and Sheriff Court – no times noted

Leith Town Hall and Sheriff Court are situated within Leith Police station. Built in 1828 to a design by R. and R. Dicksans, the building contains the Victorian debating chamber, more commonly referred to as the old Leith town hall, unaltered since 1864, and the former Leith Sheriff Court. The Alexander Carse painting ‘The landing of King George the IV’ is on display within the town hall.

St. Mary’s Star of The Sea

A Pugin & Son designed church in a classic style constructed between | 852-54. One of the side altars is dedicated to Mary Star of the Sea, the patron saint of Leith since the 12th Century. The Church has over 20 stained glass windows, and a new baptismal font by local sculptress Graciela, Ainsworth.

Granton Castle Walled Garden — 11am — 3pm maybe an extra???

An opportunity to visit Granton’s very own secret garden, hidden away on Edinburgh’s waterfront. The Walled Garden was once attached to Granton Castle, which was built in the late 15th century, rebuilt in 1544, refurbished in the |7th century, and finally demolished in 1921. The Walled Garden survived and was cultivated across the centuries. Volunteers have been working since May 2017 to transform the overgrown space into a beautiful and publicly accessible area for locals and visitors alike to enjoy.

Short-term lets consultation events

From an email from Edinburgh Council

There is a programme of Short Term Let Consultation events (first in Inverness on Tuesday).  A good chance to air local views on short term lets/ Air B&B/ absent landlords etc.

Residents, hosts, businesses, local authorities and anyone with an interest are encouraged to attend all of these events.

The events are free to attend and are on the following dates:

Booking link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/scottish-government-21605263546

Chris Peggie | Governance Officer | Democracy, Governance & Resilience: Governance | Strategy & Communications | Chief Executive | The City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2:1 | Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | 0131 529 4494chris.peggie@edinburgh.gov.uk |www.edinburgh.gov.uk


Edinburgh airport community survey

(from an email from Edinburgh Airport)

As part of our desire to reach more of the community, Edinburgh Airport is keen to understand what people living and working in our community want to hear more about in relation to airport activities. To do this we have created a ‘Community Survey’ which asks what’s important to you. The survey only takes five minutes to complete and will provide invaluable feedback as we look to engage more with the local community. The results will not only help the organisation better understand what topics are of interest to the community but will also be important in helping us provide you with relevant information in the most effective ways. The survey can be completed online using the link below.

Edinburgh Airport Community Survey

If you would prefer a paper copy, please either email us at communications@edinburghairport.com or write to us at Freepost EDINBURGH AIRPORT – COMMUNICATIONS TEAM (please do not write anything else on the envelope), including a note requesting a copy of the Community Survey and a return address and we’ll post one out to you. The survey is open until 21st July 2019.

This survey is being administered by an independent research agency, Progressive Partnership. Please be assured that your confidentiality and anonymity is respected at all times in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK Market Research Society Code of Conduct. Any data collected from you is done so purely for research purposes and will be passed to Edinburgh Airport Limited only with your permission.

LHNCC minutes: April 2019

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 23 April 2019 at 6:30pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item. Continue reading

LHNCC agenda: May 2019

LHNCC Meeting, Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 28 May 2019 at 6.30pm

1. Introductions, apologies

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting

3. Matters arising

4. Police Report

5. Reports: Secretary and Treasurer

6. Councillors/MSP/MP Report/s

7. Planning update

(also available on LHNCC planning page)

7.a Cala: Waterfront Plaza (affordable block F) 16/03684/FUL

Affordable Block

7.b Save Leith Walk

      • Developer Drum have submitted Appeal to Scottish Govt. DPEA
      • Response plan for Leith CCs

8. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)

Next meeting 29 May, Contractor to be in attendance

9. Local events & feedback

Updates available on LHNCC ‘other work’ page

9.a Heart of Newhaven (formerly Newhaven Project)

Introducing Newhaven Walks: stand at Volunteering Event at Leith Community Centre and at other events to raise profile

9.b EBUG Public meeting


10. CEC and Scottish Government information and consultations

Detail available on LHNCC events page

10.a Edinburgh Partnership Review Outcomes

Starting to establish Neighbourhood Networks, Thursday 30 May, 6.00pm-8.00pm. Venue tbc.

10.b CEC Edinburgh Community Council Scheme Review Final Phase

· Closes 3 June 2019

10.c Scottish Government: Consultation Energy Efficient Scotland:


Closes 17 June 2019

10.d Scot. Govt. Short-term lets


Closes 19 July 2019

11. AOCB

11.a Request from PLACE Edinburgh group regarding short term lets

11.b. Query from business owner regarding garages on Coatfield Lane

12. Date of next meeting:

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Free guided Newhaven walks

(adapted from a communication from Heart of Newhaven)

Join a walk, mainly flat terrain but with some cobbles, through the area with experienced, professional tourist guide Mary Kemp Clarke.

Founded in the 15th century, the village has grown organically around its harbour and encompasses a wealth of fascinating historical and archaeological detail and social history.

Walks: June 6th & 28th and August 7th & 9th.

Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm (approx.)

Start: Meet Mary at The Harbour at 2.00 p.m. (She is a fully trained and qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide accredited by the Scottish Tourist Guides Association since 1999, and has the confidence, experience and energy to show visitors from diverse backgrounds around the whole of Scotland, not just Newhaven! She’s also fluent in Spanish).

To book in advance: email admin@heartofnewhaven.co.uk(with Newhaven Walk in the title line)

Learn about links with the Canadian Goldrush and the Spanish Armada; the early days of photography; shipbuilding and fishing, as you pass the old fish market and the lighthouse; the oldest working publicVictorian school in Edinburgh; the last of the tenements and fishermen’s cottages.

Find out how the The Heart of Newhavencommunity initiative is working hard to save the old Victorian Primary School building when its pupils move on to a brand new school by purchasing the old school building and giving it a new lease of life as a community hub containing a Newhaven and Victorian Education museum as well asversatile spaces for inter-generational community use.

Visit our website: heartofnewhaven.co.uk