More About Us
More about our NP area
Our NP area covers two Local Authority wards of Sighthill/Gorgie
and Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart. It is densely populated and at
the time of the last census it had a population of 56,338. Just
under 10% of the population below 16, whilst approximately 13.5% of
the population is aged over 65.
The area contains pockets of deprivation which occur in the
worst 5% overall in Scotland, as well as a number of areas that
occur within the best 10% overall in Scotland, according to the
SIMD 2006 index. These scores are important and actions in the
Local Community Plan reflect the need to work to ensure that
quality of life, access to employment and good health are available
What amenities are available?
A large number and range of statutory educational facilities
exist in the area, including twelve primary, four special and three
secondary schools (plus further secondary schools just outwith the
area that are accessed by local pupils). In addition the area is
home to three libraries, ten community centres, and eight doctors
South West Neighbourhood Partnership boasts a diverse range of
other facilities, including further and higher educational
institutions, shopping, commercial, leisure, sporting and
industrial land uses. The Water of Leith and Union Canal, both
focal points for walking and cycling activities which link the
City's rural west to the urban centre of Edinburgh, both cross
through the South West Neighbourhood Partnership area.
Transport issues are a key issue for this Neighbourhood
Partnership and accordingly a Transport subgroup meets regularly
and reports to the Neighbourhood Partnership.