More about Us
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 including Dudingston Loch and 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.