Perfect Harmony Musical Rally- 22 June, 7pm, Canongate Kirk

The Perfect Harmony Musical Rally is a special celebration of the campaign to bring two of Scotland's national treasures, St Mary's Music School and the Old Royal High School of Edinburgh’s Calton Hill together, in Perfect Harmony.

It will feature live performances by the children of St Mary’s Music School, updates on the campaign and information on how to get actively involved. There will also be an information display and scale model of the RHSPT’s approved design for the Old Royal High School.

WHERE: Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BN. 

 WHEN: Thursday 22 June 2017. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start. Close by 8.30pm.

 COST: Free of charge.

 For information and updates on speakers visit the campaign website  or  follow them  on social   @rhspt



Heritage Hustings- Tuesday 18 April, 6pm to 8pm at St Stephen’s Church

For World Heritage Day 2017, Edinburgh World Heritage will be hosting the city's first ever 'Heritage Hustings' against the backdrop of Playfair's majestic St. Stephen's Church, St Stephen Street , Edinburgh. This will be a chance for everyone to question the candidates for the upcoming council elections on the heritage issues people feel strongly about such as the contribution of new development to the city, the care and maintenance of historic buildings, issues of planning control, and the balance between the needs of visitors and residents.

The candidates attending are  Councillors Alex Lunn (SNP), Ian Perry (Labour), Joanna Mowat (Conservative) and Nigel Bagshaw (Green). EWH are also delighted that Sandy Stoddart, the Queen's Sculptor in Ordinary in Scotland, will join the panel to provide his unique perspective on the importance of Edinburgh's heritage for the future of the city.

After the hustings there’s the opportunity to meet the candidates as well as the Edinburgh World Heritage team. The invitation to the event is open to all . More details on the  Edinburgh World Heritage website here:      To reserve a place on Eventbrite, here.



Picardie Association meeting about St James Centre redevelopment

The Picardie Association has organised a meeting for the neighbourhood (Broughton Street, Picardy Place, Antigua Street, Union Street, Broughton Place, Hart Street, Forth Street) with the St James Centre Developers on Wednesday 12 April, 7pm in the Outhouse, Broughton Street Lane. This is an opportunity for information sharing and discussion.

All residents and local businesses in the neighbourhood welcome!

Agenda for meeting of Monday 14 November 2016 7.30 p.m.


1          Apologies for Absence

2          Minutes of Meeting of 10 October 2016 and matters arising


3          Police


  1. Transport - Steven Jackson Associate Director, Infrastructure , Turner & Townsend, will give a short presentation  on the plans for the MacDonald  Road to Picardy Place section of Leith Walk


  1. Planning

- PAN on revised hotel proposal for the Royal High School site

- update on Royal Bank of Scotland site on Dundas Street (planning application is expected to be advertised by 14 November) 


6.         Environment

7.         Licensing


  1. Neighbourhood Partnerships


9.         Community Council committees

10.       Activities of Local Street or Amenity Associations


11.       Any Other Business



Community Council Elections 2016

Nominations open for the 2016 Community Council elections on 5 September and close on 29 September. If an election is required it will be held on 27 October. For New Town and Broughton Community Council there are 16 places for elected members and 8 places for nominated representatives of local interest groups which have registered with the City of Edinburgh Council.

The minimum age to stand for election as a community councillor is 16 years. Qualification for elected membership is by residency within the community council area. Elected representatives must also be named on the electoral register for the community council area in which they reside. Nominated representatives need not appear on the electoral register for the community council provided that they remain voluntary, active members of the nominating group.

The returning officer for the New Town and Broughton Community Council election is Councillor Karen Doran- who can  be contacted at  or 0131 529 3265. Here is a link to the relevant page on the City of Edinburgh Council website - at bottom of page is a link to the nomination forms.

Royal Bank of Scotland site planning application delayed till early September

The  special meeting  provisionally  fixed for Monday 22 August at 730pm has been cancelled as the  planning application we expected to be lodged in August to develop the Royal Bank of Scotland site at Dundas St/ Eyre Terrace for housing and mixed use is not expected now until early September.  Our planning convener is arranging to meet the developer  in late August/early September   to get an update.  We will update  this website with further news when we have it.