Latest News and Updates

The next meeting and AGM of the Community Council members will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday 17 June 2021 via Microsoft Teams

The most recent approved minutes (May 2021) and secretary’s report (June 2021) are now available to read.

Read our latest Community Council Newsletter (May 2021) and  Chair’s Annual Report 2019-2020.

The Community Council agreed a Roads and Transport Policy Matrix at its June 2021 meeting.  This sets out policy aims and interventions the Community Council considers appropriate in respect of roads and transport issues and opportunities for change within our area.  It reflects national and City-wide polices, but puts these in a  local context and will be followed in any discussions with the City of Edinburgh Council.

Read a letter sent to the Council regarding the reopening of Silverknowes Road. 

A paper, endorsed by a range of community stakeholder groups, which outlines proposed aims, objectives and establishes background information in preparation for negotiations with AMA re the development of the former Brighouse playing fields

Enhancing active travel safety: Cramond Brig and Barnton Avenue Vicinities – This Paper highlights perceived issues and provides suggestions to enhance active travel users’ safety. 

Welcome to our Neighbourhood

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.

The Community Council has just launched a Facebook page. This will be used as a key communication channel. It would be great to hear from you in the comments section on our posts. Please share with your networks and encourage them to follow the page.

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.

Traffic Orders – City of Edinburgh Council issues fresh information about how to be kept informed about prospective Traffic Regulation Orders

 The Cramond and Barnton Area

Stretching 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.