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Edinburgh Rugby moving to Myreside with hardly any travel plan in place

Edinburgh Rugby have submitted a planning application to move their matches to the Watsons ground on Myreside, with 4,500 spectators expected. The deadline for comments is Friday 4th November. A blog by a group objecting to the proposals has started … Continue reading

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In Memory

We are very sad to let you know that Friends of Craighouse member, supporter and friend, Douglas Hamilton, has died. A tireless champion of the site and a great  supporter of the Friends of Craighouse, Dougie – as he was … Continue reading

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Is Craighouse being bought by Quartermile developer?

Companies recently registered at Companies House have the Craighouse name in them. Could it be that Craighouse is being bought by the owner of Quartermile, property investor, Moorfield? The company names imply that it is the “MREF III” Fund by … Continue reading

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Removal of gates and chimney at Craighouse

There is a new planning application at Craighouse to remove the gates by the lodge and reduce the size of a chimney (for “safety”). We are still investigating. Here is the main planning application: https://citydev-portal.edinburgh.gov.uk/idoxpa-web/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=O6AK68EWLMX00 Here is the Listed Building … Continue reading

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Why is Scotland’s Finance Minister, John Swinney, so keen to hide what he did in May 2013?

The Scottish Government are claiming that Scotland doesn’t need regulation of the lobbying industry because it already releases all meetings that Scottish Ministers have, including with lobbyists. Except that in the Craighouse case, they haven’t. You may remember that after … Continue reading

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Woodland clearance work at Craighouse

Woodland clearance work at Craighouse has started and it isn’t pretty. We had expected that before such works had started the council would ensure that proper protections for drainage, flooding and wildlife would be in place. All we hear is … Continue reading

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Summer, dandelions and fundraising plans

Summer? Is it? Is it? We’re all hoping so (it is June, after all) but the recent rain and wind might make you think otherwise. Still, whatever the weather, the site continues to inspire and we’ve been sent this gorgeous … Continue reading

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Developer Tries to Get Out of Important Flooding Condition as Diggers Move Onto the Site

As many of you will know, flooding is a big concern with the Craighouse development and many of the thousands of people who objected to the excessive newbuild also objected on flooding grounds. Much was made by the Craighouse Partnership … Continue reading

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Craighouse Judicial Review fighting fund reaches £5,146

Thank you to everyone has donated so far! We are now well over half way to our first fundraising goal.

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Craighouse Judicial Review fundraising update

We have now raised £3,250! Donations information here.

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