Old Town Community Council

Old Town

Meetings are held in the City Chambers, High Street on the second Tuesday of the month, with the exception of April, August and December.

0131 556 1309

The Edinburgh Old Town Community Council (OTCC) is a voluntary group of people who are interested in the well-being of their community. They actively ask the community for their views about issues that affect their neighbourhood. They then make these views known to the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) and other public bodies. Information is also sought from these public bodies to share with the community.

The people who volunteer to become members of the community council are elected by the community, but only if there is a sufficient number of interested people to warrant an election. There are twelve elected positions for the Old Town Community Council and six nominated from local interest groups.

Elected volunteers serve for three years.

The Officer Bearers are elected every year at our Annual General Meeting, usually in May.

The main localities of Edinburgh which are part of the Old Town Community Council are: The Grassmarket, Johnston Terrace, Holyrood, Canongate, Princes Street Gardens and Abbeyhill.