A bit about the area

image of chair sculpture, Hay Avenue, Craigmillar

Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership covers the local authority ward of Portobello/Craigmillar, with a population of 24,130. The area experiences significant variations in levels of income, unemployment, health, educational attainment and crime across its communities. The diverse needs and requirements of the communities that the Neighbourhood Partnership covers are brought together in the local community plan.

The area lies to the south east of the City of Edinburgh, comprising the coastal towns of Portobello and Joppa, and further inland, the communities of Brunstane, Newcraighall, Bingham, Niddrie and Craigmillar.

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 most completely 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 new 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.

Updated News

Locality Improvement Plans

With our partners, we have asked individuals and community groups for their views on local priorities and services. Using that feedback, we have worked together to develop four Locality Improvement Plans for 2017 to 2022. The Edinburgh Partnership endorsed these plans on 7 December 2017. You can read more information and download the full plans on the City of Edinburgh Council's website.