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Useful Contacts

Our Councillors

Jo Mowat (Con)             Tel: 0131 529 4077

Finlay McFarlane (SNP) Tel: 0131 529 3249

Claire Miller (Green)       Tel: 0131 529 4396

Margaret Graham (Lab)                       

Our MSP:

Angus Robertson (SNP) Tel:0131 348 5125


Our MP:
Tommy Sheppard (SNP) Tel: 0131 661 8023

Council services

Use to report problems from overflowing bins to broken

street lights. Do not use Twitter as the Council only uses this to share information.


If you do not have access to the internet ring the Council switchboard on 0131 200 2000 and

they will redirect you or try 0131 608 1100.

Anti-social behaviour

To report anti-social behaviour including busking:

Ring the police on 101. They may not have the time to come out and deal with the problem

but they log all calls which helps them to identify issues for future action.

Call the Council on 0131 529 7050

Noisy neighbours

Ring the police on 101

Planning applications


web/ Application for details of planning applications

and decisions. If your property is adjacent to the site under consideration, you will

automatically receive notification from the Council. A notice of planning applications is also

placed on or nearby the property concerned.


Other organisations

Edinburgh Old Town Community Council represents local people’s views on issues from

planning to health. Contact

Edinburgh Council organises some services like refuse collection and community safety

through Locality Offices. The South East Locality covers the City Centre. Contact Tel: 0131

529 5151

Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust is a resident led organisation developing projects in

education, heritage, publishing and the provision of a community space.  Website Email

Grassmarket Community Project: Hosts a great range of public events, with something for everyone. Their friendly team love welcoming people through their doors, sharing their warm hospitality and fantastic venues. Through their award-winning social enterprise, these events and activities help support the Project’s essential work supporting some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable citizens. https// Tel: 0131 225 3626


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