RBS Eyre Terrace/Eyre Place: exhibition boards and questionnaire

(with thanks to GVA James Barr for supplying the attached materials)


Following on from the public exhibition on Thursday 24th September, all are welcome to download the boards displayed at the exhibition. If you wish to comment on these plans to the architects, please use this form. Please send completed forms to
michael.nelson@gvajb.co.uk (tel 0131 255 8000, fax: 0131 255 8001) by 2nd October 2015.

Edinburgh Eco Fair

Edinburgh Eco Fair is coming to Out of the Blue Drill Hall on Sunday 4th October and will be a wonderful celebration of green companies and services from the Edinburgh area. There will be stalls of planet-friendly gifts, treats and food as well as crafts for kids and musical interludes. You'll also be able to chat to the groups who are working to create a more sustainable future for our communities.

You'll find more details on Greenwire, or on Facebook.

Royal High School – an offer you can’t refuse?

The Royal High School Preservation Trust has bid £1·5 million to purchase the Old Royal High School, exceeding the value currently put on the buildings by the City of Edinburgh Council. The trust says 'this is a small part of a substantial funding pledge which has been made to the Trust to underwrite the cost of a conservation and conversion that respects the buildings’ original character, historic significance and location to secure their long-term future.'

If this bid is successful, it is proposed that St Mary’s Music School will relocate  in the old Royal High School building

More detail is in their press release (PDF).

Edinburgh’s Annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair

(copied from a post on Tower Wharf Residents' association website)

You are all invited to Edinburgh’s Annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair onWednesday 7th October 2015 at St Paul’s and St George’s Church Hall, on York Place between 11am and 7pm.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet some of Edinburgh’s Volunteer involving Organisations, and for your staff, clients, and Edinburgh’s people to learn more about volunteering opportunities across the City.

Please help us to promote the Volunteer Recruitment Fair by sharing details of it in your newsletters, website and social networks, or by displaying a poster.

If you are on Twitter please use the hashtag:  #edvolfair15

Last year the fair helped around 1,000 people in their search for volunteering opportunities to make connections with the organisations that needed them.

There are many benefits to volunteering: it’s a great way to use and develop skills, try something new, make new friends, boost your confidence and general wellbeing, gain valuable experience, and of course, make a real difference!

The Fair will also feature volunteering and employment specialists, Volunteer advisors, a friendly café run by Bespoke Organic Events and of course access to hundreds of volunteering opportunities across the city.

For more information visit: http://www.volunteeredinburgh.org.uk/volunteer/Blog_Article_Depository/Recruitment_Fair_2015

If you are on Facebook, please invite your colleagues to attend our event by sharing this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/935568993153684/

SESplan Main Issues Report consultation closing soon!

(adapted from an email from SESplan)

If you wish to comment on this major piece of planning, affecting all of south-east Scotland for the next 20 years, you only have days to do so. SESplan would like to remind everyone to submit their responses on the Main Issues Report no later than 5pm on Wednesday 30 September.

They encourage everyone interested in the future of the region to submit their views on the issues. Comments on the Main Issues Report will be used to inform the next Strategic Development Plan and future planning documents over the next twenty years.

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RBS Eyre Terrace/Eyre Place – Pre-application consultation

(adapted from a communication from GVA James Barr)

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has announced plans to close its existing offices at Dundas Street/Fettes Row and relocate staff to its headquarters at Gogarburn, Edinburgh. RBS is therefore proposing the redevelopment of the site for residential led mixed use development.

RBS is hosting a community consultation exhibition regarding proposals for land within its ownership at Dundas Street, Fettes Row, Eyre Terrace and Royal Crescent, Edinburgh. Click the graphic to see the full-sized invitation (PDF).


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