Monthly Archives: October 2011

Download our petition and posters to help us spread the word

We need to demonstrate the support of the community when we say that we want the green space preserved for the public, and that free access should continue. We did that with our photo for the press when several hundred … Continue reading

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Community Council Site Visit

In a further update of our productive engagement with local Community Councils, on Thursday 27 October, Friends Of  Craighouse led representatives from Craiglockhart, Morningside and Merchiston Community Councils on a fact finding tour of the Craighouse Campus.

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Petition: Day 1 – 582 signatures!

The Friends of Craighouse launched its petition today.  We were meaning to bring you lots of entertaining photographs – setting up the stall, the posters laid out, the clipboards…as it was, people were coming up to us and wanting to … Continue reading

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Update: Developer gives Friends Commitment on Feedback

Last night we posted a piece revealing that the statutory feedback date for the public consultation is already past and was on the 13th Sept.

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Consultation Process: Will Your Feedback Count? [Updated]

[Update: after we wrote this, we got a commitment from the developer, which you can read here] We had promised our members that we would try and find out more about the planning and feedback process and hoped to be … Continue reading

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Evening News Article: Wishing for Sunshine Amid Grey Skies Over Craighouse

Article in the Evening News in which we talk about why the spectacular Craighouse landscape is so important, our reply to John Bury’s statement about access and implications for green space across the city. You can view if you click … Continue reading

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Friends Of Craighouse engage with Local Community Councils

In the last few weeks, Friends Of Craighouse have engaged with Local Community Councils to highlight our concerns about the potential excessive development, loss of protected green space and loss of public access at Craighouse Campus. We have attended the … Continue reading

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The Woodland Trust Supports the Friends

We are delighted to announce that we have the support of the Woodland Trust who will be supporting the Friends, are providing a statement and have offered to promote the work of the group on their social media sites to … Continue reading

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Photo in the Evening News

We got into the Evening News today! Protest over homes plan – News –

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Sunday’s Photo Shoot – the full story!

Please do check out our recent post on our letter of complaint about the developers’ handling of the consultation process. But now, I promised to write a post about Sunday and the protest and photoshoot. The day started off with … Continue reading

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