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, has been underway since November 2016. This plan will guide 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. Development will run until October 2017 when it is due to receive final approval. 


Starting in February we've been working on the second phase of developing the Plan. This requires us to develop a better understanding of our communities that experience higher levels of deprivation. After analysing the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation along with other measures of inequality we have identified the following areas:

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

If you live in these areas we're keen that you get involved, and we encourage you to attend one of our community sessions to discuss the future of your neighbourhood.

Wester Hailes
Wester Hailes Library
Wednesday 24th May 10am-12.30pm

Broomhouse / Saughton
Carrickvale Community Centre
Thursday 25th May 9.30pm-12.00noon

Pentlands Community Centre
Thursday 25th May 1.30pm-4.00pm

Dalry / Fountainbridge
St Martin's Community Resource Centre
Friday 26th May 10.00am - 12.30pm

If you are unable to make any of these sessions you can still take part by completing the online questionnaire, everyone who completes the questions will be entered into a prize draw for a tablet computer.

If you would like more information please contact:

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