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Western Edinburgh comprises two wards in the north west of Edinburgh, Drumbrae/Gyle including East Craigs and Clermiston and Murrayfield/Corstorphine. The area includes older villages and housing, and newer housing developments. It is a very popular place to live and work, and desirable to developers seeking to build new housing. About 45,000 live in the area.

It offers access to a range of leisure resources including parks, sport and leisure centres, a public library in Corstorphine (with a new library in development for Drumbrae), and a range of shops, bars and restaurants. It has very good public transport links overall, and offers high quality business space. The area is predominantly residential, but has key industrial, business and retail sites, notably at the Gyle. 

Western Edinburgh is home to a number of key Scottish and Edinburgh landmarks including Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh Zoo, the Scottish Rugby Union Headquarters and National Stadium at Murrayfield,  Donaldson's College, and the Gyle Shopping Centre.

The area offers access to a number of parks and green spaces, and its facilities are used by tourists, and residents from the whole of Edinburgh, as well as local people.