Welcome to the community section of our site where we provide you with a range of local news and encourage you to get involved too by contributing your own local stories, photos, videos and opinions.
We also have a Storymap of stories and some community links you may find useful.
If you have any queries, just call us on 0131 561 2233.
Want to send us a local story?
If you want to send us a story please just use the easy to use form at the bottom of this page. We moderate all the posts first, so please remember to include contact details in case we have any queries.
PLANS for a new £30,000 playpark including a meadow flower area have been approved by Edinburgh council. The new, improved Craigpark Crescent play area was thought-up as a response to community calls for a new outdoor space for children and young people. The existing play park was initially marked for closure following complaints from some […]
Trip showcased the ‘complexities of Scottish identity’. A group of American undergraduates have returned home having undertaken a five-week exchange trip to Scotland as part of the prestigious Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute. The annual event was hosted by the Universities of Dundee and Strathclyde and offered the ten visiting students the opportunity to learn about and […]
SCOTLAND’S councils are rejecting nearly one in four requests from taxpayers asking how they spend public money, it has been revealed. New figures show that the number of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests rejected by local authorities has nearly doubled since 2010. FOI laws were introduced to give the public the “right of access” to […]
SCOTLAND is one of the leading countries in Europe for reducing female unemployment – second only to Germany. Latest figures released by Eurostat, covering the period January to March 2015, also show that Scotland has the second highest rate of female employment across Europe. Scotland’s female employment rate for the period stood at 71.1%, only […]
A PRIMARY headteacher is handing over after 39 years – to a former pupil she first taught in P1. Irene Smith was one the first pupils at Bell’s Brae Primary, Lerwick, Shetland, when it opened in 1957 and returned 19 years later as a teacher. In her first ever P1 class in 1976 was a […]