Proposed Aldi Development

Aldi is proposing   to build a new foodstore on Commercial Street, at Sandport Industrial Estate, next to Kinloch Anderson.  It will provide car parking and high quality landscaping.
The proposals will create up to 35 new local jobs and assist in regenerating this vacant site while bringing the award-winning Which? Best Supermarket 2015 to Leith shoppers.
Before submitting an application, Aldi will be consulting with the local community.
As part of that process representatives of Aldi’s planning consultants will be attending the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Coomunity Council Meeting on Tuesday 24 November to discuss the proposals.  This will provide an opportunity for local people to have their say.
The meeting will take place in the Shore Room in the community centre in the Kirkgate commencing at 7pm.

Visit Scotland’s biggest Volunteer Recruitment Fair!

(Adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council. See also this post.)

Recruitment Fair Poster 2014

Charities, voluntary organisations and community groups are searching for volunteers, people like you! After more than a decade, the Annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair is firmly positioned as the capital city’s volunteering event of the year. It will showcase volunteering opportunities from across the city, putting potential volunteers in touch with hundreds of organisations.

If you’re considering volunteering, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet face to face with around fifty organisations currently looking for volunteers plus access hundreds of other volunteering opportunities, all under one roof.

Last year our volunteer recruitment fair helped around 1,000 people in their search for volunteering opportunities to make connections with the organisations that needed them. Make sure you’re one of them this year.

There are many benefits to volunteering, it’s a great way to use and develop your skills, try something new, make new friends and contacts, boost your confidence and general wellbeing, gain valuable experience, and of course, make a real difference!

For more information visit or call Lara Celini on 0131 225 0630


The Fair will also feature:

  • over 50 organisations looking for volunteers that you can speak to directly
  • volunteering and employment specialists
  • a friendly café to relax and refresh in
  • access to hundreds of volunteering opportunities across the city
  • free employability workshops