Check out your new Edinburgh patch

Thousands of people have helped to create a new map of Edinburgh's "patches" following an online consultation.

The new boundaries are detailed on an interactive map, which was drawn up as part of the City of Edinburgh Council's "Natural Neighbourhoods - what's your patch" project.

The replies will help the Council to deliver services and will also inform consultations such as the ongoing Council ward review, and the Scottish Government’s consultation on data zones.

Although many service areas reflect current natural neighbourhoods, some service boundaries are based on historical areas and the city has been changing markedly over the last few years.

Five people who took part in the survey have won old-style prints of their area from Our Town Stories.

Cllr Maureen Child, Communities and Neighbourhoods Convener, said: "We produced a set of natural neighbourhoods in 2004 as part of a review of ward boundaries. The city has changed much since then, the overall population has increased substantially, new neighbourhoods have appeared and demolition has taken place in other areas.

"Whether it's Broughton or Barnton, Craiglockhart or Comiston, we all have some idea of which area of Edinburgh we belong to. Some of these areas are not so clearly defined though, and having a better idea will help the Council to deliver services more effectively.

"When it comes to gathering the data, there isn’t any right or wrong answer. It’s the kind of thing that most people have a view on and we wanted to capture these views to map the natural neighbourhoods in the city."

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