Welcome

Firrhill Community Council would like to welcome you to our website and hope you will find the information you are seeking within its pages. The use of the website as a community activity resource is important to us, if you have any comments to make or consider we have omitted any activity or event, please tell us.

The Community Council is an elected group of people (all volunteers) with an interest in the well-being of the Colinton Mains, Firrhill and Oxgangs area of Edinburgh. Our role is to represent the community and relay residents' views to the elected members and officers of the City of Edinburgh Council and other bodies. We in turn are consulted by the Local Authority on matters affecting our neighbourhood.

Community Council Elections.

This triennial event is due to take place during September with the nomination period beginning on the 5th and closing on the 26th. If you are interested in doing more to improve the area in which you live please consider joining us. Firrhill Community Council is in need of new members.  further details will be published on this page.

See below for our latest postings







Latest Postings
  • NHS Lothian Annual Review

    Members of the public are welcome to attend NHS Lothian's annual review meeting, which will take place on Wednesday 31 August 2016 at their Board headquarters, at Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.  The Annual Review is the formal process through which the Scottish Government assesses NHS Lothian’s performance in 2014-2015. Go to our 'Calendar' page for more information


  • Dementia Awareness

    A Dementia Awareness campaign is being promoted in this area and is focusing for a while on 'Carers' and their needs and wellbeing. It will be in 2 parts, the first part will run for 4 weeks from 4 July till 31 July and the second from 1 August till 29 August. Go to our Calendar page for information on part 1.


  • Edinburgh Airport Airspace Change Programme


    Edinburgh Airport are currently consulting on
    the potential impact of altering flight paths above Edinburgh.  The question they are asking is what local factors should be taken into account when determining the position of the route within the corridor given the potential impacts, and why?  The outcome of this consultation may affect the Firrhill area, please go to our "Consultations" page for more information.


  • Health Centre Update


    At long last there is 'on site' action with boarding erected and site clearance and preparation.  Go to our 'Consultations' page for information on this project.


  • EVOC - PNP Representation

    The Pentlands Neighbourhood Partnership (PNP) is looking for a permanent board member to represent third sector and voluntary groups from the area.  There is also a seat available to a representative from a local voluntary organisation, to represent the views of local voluntary groups and liaise with the local voluntary forum. More information about this item can be found on our "News" page


  • Edinburgh Trusted Trader Scheme

    The Edinburgh Trusted Trader Scheme can help you find honest and reliable traders who have been fully vetted by Edinburgh Trading Standards. A link to their website is available on our "Links" page


  • National Confidential Forum


    Help others to have a brighter future.

    The National Confidential Forum aims to improve the health and well-being of children placed in institutional care in Scotland by learning from your experience.  Go to their website for more information.


  • Personal Safety


    We provided access to information from the Police on how to protect yourself from Doorstep Crime and Bogus Workmen as such crimes had been highlighted as a result of recent incidents in this area.   The Police website also provides information on how to protect yourself from other risks.  For more information on this go to our Useful Info - Police page.



Our meeting place

Lochan View Community Business Centre

Firrhill Neuk

Please note due to the forthcoming triennial elections for Community Councils, there will be no meeting in August or September.  Our next meeting will be held after the elections and will be on Monday 24 October 2016 at 7.00 pm.

The Community Council will be holding an informal drop-in session between 6 and 8 pm at the above address on Monday, 19th September for the residents in this community of Colinton Mains, Firrhill and Oxgangs, who are interested in becoming a community councillor and would like more information.


Firrhill Community Council meetings are normally held on the 4th Monday of each month with the exception of December, when no meeting is held.  Please note that no meeting will be held in November.

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Date of next meeting: 25 July 2016 at 7.00pm
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