The Pentlands

The Pentlands Neighbourhood Partnership (NP) covers an area ranging from Colinton and Fairmilehead in the east, to Bonnington in the West, also covering Oxgangs, Wester Hailes, Clovenstone, Currie, Juniper Green, Ratho and Balerno.

Harlaw Reservoir

Our NP area has a population of almost 48,000 people, ranging in density from three people per hectare in the outlying areas to 14 in Fairmilehead. This diversity is reflected in the housing stock, which includes high-rise blocks, detached houses and everything in between.

For a detailed breakdown of recent census information click here.

For the most part, people in the Pentlands Neighbourhood Partnership area enjoy better health, higher employment and lower crime than other parts of the city (data from the 2001 Census Key Statistics).

The Riccarton campus of Heriot Watt University falls within this area, as does a section of the Pentland Hills Regional Park. The Redford and Dreghorn Barracks come under the area, along with a number of golf courses and other recreational facilities.