70% of businesses back plans for a Tourist Tax

The results of a survey published by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce reveal most Capital based businesses would support the introduction of a 'Tourist Tax' in Edinburgh.

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Council welcomes news of £1 billion funding for schools

A Scottish Government announcement of a £1 billion investment for rebuilding and refurbishing schools across the country has been welcomed by the City of Edinburgh Council.

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Care site is just the job - and don't forget the jab!

The following article by Chair of Edinburgh Integration Joint Board, Cllr Ricky Henderson was published in the Edinburgh Evening News on 21 November 2018:

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More farm-assured meat on school menus

New figures announced by Food for Life Scotland (FFLS) to celebrate Roast Dinner Day 2018 show a huge increase in spend on Scottish meat by local authorities holding the Food for Life Served Here award for their school meals.

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Funding boost for Saughton Park's green energy project

Edinburgh’s £7.3m Saughton Park restoration project has received a major boost thanks to funding from the Scottish Power (SP) Energy Networks Green Economy Fund.

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Edinburgh Integration Joint Board appoints independent chair for grants programme

Edinburgh Integration Joint Board has appointed an independent chair to moderate the grants allocation programme for 2019-22.

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Edinburgh’s Christmas 2017 boosted Scotland’s capital city generating £113.2m in economic impact.

Press release shared on behalf of Edinburgh's Christmas.

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Thousands line Royal Mile for Remembrance Day

The Lord Provost reflects on Edinburgh's Remembrance Commemorations.

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Transport Convener and Vice Convener report back on London fact-finding visit

The article below by Councillors Lesley Macinnes and Karen Doran was published in today's Edinburgh Evening News:

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Council becomes the 250th organisation in Scotland to support a Tobacco-free Generation

Press release published on behalf of ASH Scotland.

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