Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership


Welcome to the Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership home page. We are ideally placed, with a castle, the seaside and plenty of parks and green space. We are keen to maintain and improve these attractions.

In these pages you can find out what the Neighbourhood Partnership does and how you can get involved. There are links to the Partnership's priorities and the community plan. If you feel we've missed anything, or if you can't find out what you want to know, please contact us and we'll do our best to help you.  The convenor is Councillor Mike Bridgman.  

Around 300 people attended  You Decide! 2016 on Saturday 14 May in Portobello Town Hall to vote on who should receive a Community Grant. You can see the results here.

Have a look at the programme for the MORE!FUN Children's Book Festival in our libraries from 24-27 May.

Celebrate Craigmillar Books for Babies' 18th Birthday this Saturday:
Craigmillar Books for Babies 18th Birthday Celebrations !
With Special Guest Eric Brennan Storyteller in Residence 
Saturday May 28th at Craigmillar Library 11am-12 noon
*gift book for every child* *birthday cake*
For mums, dads, carers and children under four

Celebrate Bothy Open Day at Bridgend Farmhouse, Dalkeith Road this Saturday at 1.00 pm.

A brand new park will be built on part of the site currently occupied by Portobello High School and St John's Primary School, after the new St John's Primary School is built. The Council has commissioned Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust to carry out the consutation. Following this consultation, the Trust developed three options for further public consultation.
See the plans of -  Option A here, and images to illustrate it here;
                           Option B here, and images to illustrate it here;
                           Option C here, and images to illustrate it here.
Voting closed at the end of February. Design A was the favourite with over 55% of the 550 votes. Additional feedback suggested that the existing trees should be retained where possible, the concrete free-play area be moved into the centre of the park, the new Scots Pine should be planted further away from the surrounding gardens, and that the willow dens from Design B be incorporated if the budget allows.
62.5% of the 539 votes for the name of the park were in favour of Treverlen Park.
The Craigentinny & Duddingston Neighbourhood Partnership confirmed these decisions on 17 March.  This information will now be passed into the planning process.

Read about the Temporary Greening Project which will take place on the site reserved for Craigmillar's new high school as the works begins on the Town Centre redevelopment here . And learn about the Community Planting Day here , with some photos here, here, here and here .

Get involved in the Chronicle Online, an exciting new local website, read more here .

And read about Craigmillar Books for Babies' first Storyteller in Residence here.

Read  Castlebrae Community High School's Winter Newsletter here.

Congratulations to Cre8te, awarded not one but TWO Social Enterprise Awards - read more here, and here .

Read Craigmillar Books for Babies latest Newsletter here - and check where your nearest mother and baby toddler group is here.





Your local contacts

  • James Hunter.jpgJames Hunter
    East Neighbourhood Manager0131 529 7914
  • mary_dumbar.jpgMary Dunbar
    Partnership and Information Manager0131 529 4415

Latest News

You Decide! 2016

25 April, 2016

Read the results here

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