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.
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
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.