Who we are
We are the only Community Council in the City of Edinburgh who held an election during the city wide elections of November 2016. All our elected representatives were elected for a three year period.
Twelve of our members (Elected Representatives) are elected by the community to serve on the Community Council. The most recent elections took place in October 2016.
One of our members (Nominated Representative) is appointed by a local interest group. We have five vacant seats for such members.
Twenty of our members (ex-officio members) sit on our body by virtue of being an elected representative for all or part of our area.
Our elected representatives:
- Stephen Brennan
- Angus Hardie
- David Igoe
- Andrew MacKenzie
- Abu Meron – Treasurer
- Sally Millar – Secretary
- Christine Reid
- Jacqueline Rogers – Parks & Greenspaces Secretary
- Jim Scanlon – Chair
- Eileen Simpson
- John Tibbitt – Vice Chair
- Michael Traill
Our nominated representatives:
- Gail Clapton (Leith Links Residents Association)
Our ex-officio members:
- Jeremey Balfour MSP (Lothians)
- Miles Briggs MSP (Lothians)
- Ash Denham MSP (Edinburgh Eastern)
- Kezia Dugdale MSP (Lothians)
- Neil Findlay MSP (Lothians)
- Alison Johnstone MSP (Lothians)
- Gordon Lindhurst MSP (Lothians)
- Ben MacPherson MSP (Edinburgh Northern and Leith)
- Andy Wightman MSP (Lothians)
- Ian Hudghton MEP (Scotland)
- David Martin MEP (Scotland)
- Alyn Smith MEP (Scotland)
- Catherine Stihler MEP (Scotland)
What we do
The general purpose of Community Councils is to act as a voice for our local area. We do that by raising matters of concern with our elected representatives or directly to public bodies. We also work to improve our local community by taking part in partnership work and by undertaking our own projects.
Our area is defined by the red line in the map below. However, our work is not confined to this area. There are often issues which arise elsewhere in the City or Country which will have an impact upon our community.
How we are governed
Community Councils were first established in Scotland by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.
The City of Edinburgh Council produces a Scheme of Administration for Community Councils which lays down local provision & rules for Community Councils in the City.