South West Locality Improvement Plan

Work to develop a Locality Improvement Plan (LIP) for South West Edinburgh, covering both Pentlands and South West Neighbourhood Partnerships, ran from November 2016 to August 2017 when it was presented to NP Boards. This plan guides how the Council, the Police, the NHS, Fire and Rescue Service, and the third sector work with the community to deliver on local priorities in the South West. The Plan for the Sout West Locality can be accessed here


The Plan sets out priorities and actions for the whole of South West Edinburgh, but also makes reference to smaller areas experiencing the greatest level of of social and economic deprivation. This approach requires us to develop a better understanding of these communities and develop priorities for improvement.

After analysing the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation along with other measures of inequality we identified the following areas in the South West:

  • Oxgangs
  • Wester Hailes
  • Broomhouse / Saughton
  • Dalry / Fountainbridge

Priorities for these areas are detailed in the South West Plan.

If you would like more information please contact:

Michael Edwards, Lifelong Learning Development Officer
Tel: 0131 527 3884 Email: