A bit about the area

image of chair sculpture, Hay Avenue, Craigmillar

Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership covers the local authority ward of Portobello & Craigmillar. Consisting of Portobello and Joppa, as well as  Brunstane, Newcraighall, Bingham, Niddrie and Craigmillar, the area has a total  population of 27,819. Across its communities the area experiences significant variations in levels of income, unemployment, health, educational attainment, and crime. Along with Leith and Craigentinny/Duddingston it forms Edinburgh's North East Locality. The diverse needs and requirements of these communities are brought together as part of the North East Locality Improvement Plan.

The area provides residents with access to major road and rail links, and to a major retail centre and shopping facilities. Amongst its features is Craigmillar Castle, one of the best preserved medieval castles in Scotland, which is set amongst natural woodlands. The sandy beach front and promenade of Portobello is also a popular recreational attraction for people from all over Edinburgh and beyond.

How the partnership works

Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership is a way for key partners to work together in the area to improve local services and the quality of life. 

Working with you and for you to improve our area.