Portobello Community Council


Meetings are held on the final Monday of every month except July and December at 7.30 pm in Portobello Baptist Church Hall, 185 Portobello High Street.


Our functions are in common with those of other Community Councils, as laid out in Section 51 (2) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, and any other specific functions which may be agreed between the Community Council and the City of Edinburgh Council.

In brief, the topics we consider cover issues raised by local residents, traders and Community Councillors, of concern to those who live or work in the area.

These can be for instance:

  • planning applications or proposals, such as a recent Masterplan for Portobello
  • consultation with residents and community groups,
  • Portobello Conservation Area, including the kilns, signs and plaques,
  • issues raised by the Neighbourhood Partnership including Environment, Health, Economy Community Safety and Regeneraion of the local area.

Local Councillors and the MSP for the area attend meetings. All meetings are open to the public, who are welcome and encouraged to attend.

See the web site http://www.portobellocc.org/ .