More about Us

this is an image of Duddingston Loch looking towards the Pentland HillsWho lives here?

At the last census, the population for the Craigentinny & Duddingston Neighbourhood Partnership area was 25,427 with around 9 out of 10 people reporting they had good or fair health. The area has a high number of older people with around one fifth, or twenty percent, aged 65 or over. Almost three quarters of households in the area are owner occupied, and just over two thirds of the people in the area have some qualifications.

What amenities exist in the area?

There are two doctor surgeries, two dental practices, one public library, five primary schools and two community centres. There are two high schools within the boundary, Portobello and Holyrood RC High schools, although many of our young people also attend other nearby high schools such as Leith Academy. There are many parks and areas of natural beauty such as Dudingston Loch, a bird sanctuary, and Lochend Pond. The housing stock in the area is a mix of family homes, sheltered housing complexes and blocks of flats. Landlords in the rented sector include the Council, Housing Associations and the private sector.

What issues does the area face?

There are differences in age, housing and living standards across the population. These differences can impact on the number of people who are unemployed, in ill health, or on low incomes etc. Many issues often come together to impact on peoples' wealth, health and 'quality of life and our plan aims to help us to tackle the remaining pockets of deprivation which still exist. This is very important because areas of disadvantaged can reduce aspirations and opportunities, especially for our young people.