Representing local people
Councils are governed by the Scheme for Community Councils. Download part of the Information for Community Councillors from below.
How to get involved
There are different ways to get involved in your local Community Council
- attend your Community Council's regular public meetings
- email your local Community Council or visit their website
- become a Community Council member.
Read about the Community Council induction on the Neighbourhood Partnership website.
As part of the Scottish Government's work, in collaboration with COSLA, to enhance the role of Community Councils, the Improvement Service has developed a Community Council website.
To find out about community councils near you, and how to contact them, use the Community Council boundary map and list of office bearers, available below.
Community Council nomination
Any individual aged 16 years or older and registered on the electoral role can join.
There are 46 community council areas in the city and nominations are being sought for Muirhouse Salvesen Community Council.
Muirhouse Salvesen Community Council nominations are open from Monday 5 June 2017 to Friday 30 June 2017 4pm. If there are more candidates than places on the Community Council, an election will be held in that area on Thursday 13 July 2017.
Download from below the nomination form for
- individuals, which should be returned to the Returning Officer
- local interest groups, which should be returned to Ross Murray, Governance and Democratic Services, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BJ.
The Neighbourhood Partnership website lets you find out about their role and which partnership you live in.