What is the Community Council?

Community Councils are groups of people who have a genuine interest in the well-being of their community.
Cramond and Barnton Community Council has nine elected representatives; six nominated representatives proposed by local interest groups and five associate representatives.
The local authority has a duty to consult Community Councils on how local services are delivered and other issues affecting their neighbourhoods.
Community Councils have the right to be consulted on any planning applications in their area and also kept informed about licensing applications.
One of our responsibilities is to seek and take note of the views of the residents.
See our Constitution document.


We endeavour to represent the people of Cramond and Barnton in all matters of local concern and to maintain and improve the local environment.


We are involved in in a wide range of issues, including planning, transport, environment, community safety, the airport and the Forth Replacement Crossing.
We meet council officials regularly to take forward these issues on behalf of the community.

The Cramond and Barnton Area

King James VStretching along the River Almond, the area has significant historic reminders of the past.

The Romans established a major camp where the river meets the Firth of Forth and later the power of the river was harnessed for some 7 mills working on wood and iron.
These mills gave rise to workers settlements the most obvious being at Cramond itself but also at Cockle Mill, Fair a Far and at Dowie’s Mill.
The natural landscape away from the river valley flowed down to the raised beaches beside the Firth of Forth.
Once good farmland it is now a mix of residential development and golf courses.
Click here for border map.