The following articles were authored by KateWatt

Reporting problems to City of Edinburgh Council

CEC has pages with forms and maps to report problems.   A list of the most common links is posted on our Contacts > CEC Services page and has been recently updated.

Emergencies such as more than 5 lights out in a street should be directly reported to

  • 0800 23 23 23 weekdays 8am-6pm
  • 0131 200 2000 weekdays 6pm-8am and weekends.

Ratho Community Centre

Please note the contact email for Ratho Community Centre is contrary to what is shown on the Google Search page.   Ratho & District Community Council is not connected to Ratho Community Centre.    Please be patient while we try to get Google to correct this misinformation.  Thank you.

PPG Open Meeting


When: April 26th 2017 at 1830-2030 hrs
Where: Ratho Church Hall, Ratho.
Who: Meeting open to all
Come and meet your MSP, GPs, Local Councillors, NHS Lothian Officials and PPG members.



Proposed speed restriction on A71/Dalmahoy Road

We have been advised that the City of Edinburgh Council will soon promote a Traffic Order to reduce the speed limit on the A71 for 1225 metres round the Dalmahoy junction and Hatton Mains.  It is also proposed that the speed limit be reduced to 40mph for 300 metres at the foot of Dalmahoy Road with its junction at the A71.    There will be an opportunity for formal comment in due course.   A plan is available here

Bus diversion 12th January

The canal bridge will be closed from 9.30am – 3.30pm on Thursday 12th January.   Service 20 will divert via Harvest Road, Cliftonhall and Wilkieston Road.   It will miss out Hallcroft and go down Main Street, turn into Dalmahoy Road then Hillview Cottages before turning back on to Wilkieston Road for Cliftonhall Road and Harvest Road to Ratho Station.   The bus stops on Harvest Road and the Canal Centre will be closed also.

The route map is shown on this link:  service-20-diversion-jan-2017-docx

Community Police Team

The South West Area has published a leaflet available here listing our local contacts for the Ratho Area (Pentland Hills Ward).

When the contacts for Ratho Station and Newbridge are published the information will be posted here.

Use 101 to report crimes or 999 if it is an emergency.



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Edinburgh Airport Masterplan Consultation

Information on  how to respond and on the public events is on the attached link.




Canal Heritage Talk

Chris O’Connell , the Archivist from Scottish Canals, is coming to the Church Hall, Baird Road on Wednesday 31st August at 7pm and will give a talk on the history of the Union Canal. As well, Karen, the Project Manager for the Union Canal Unlocked is looking forward to hearing any local stories about the canal. This project is an exciting new project that will celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of the canal with canalside interpretation, a printed guide and a smartphone app as well as an oral history archive. Ratho is one of the hubs that will be particularly featured so it would be great to contribute as much local information as possible.


Another Proposal of Application Notice

Proposal of Application Notice – Wilkieston (LIVE/0364/PAC/16 at ) :   Stirling Developments propose to submit a planning application to West Lothian Council for housing and infrastructure including the Wilkieston northern link road.   Though this is not in Ratho itself the link road may have some implications for access to Cliftonhall Road.    There will be a public exhibition and consultation on Thursday 4th August from 2pm – 7pm at Linburn Centre, Wilkieston.   If you have any comments these should be addressed to the developer at this time.  The Community Council would also be pleased to hear your views also to inform any discussion with the developer.

Development Public Events – 2 locations

The developer (Rick Finc Associates) for the site between the M8 and Freelands Road, on the east side of Baird Road has arranged public exhibitions at Ratho Community Centre on Tuesday 21st  June – 2.30pm to 7.30pm and Monday 27th June – 4pm to 8pm.

A poster of the location can be viewed here


The developer agents for Stewart Milne (land between East Croft and Ratho Park Golf Course) have confirmed that they will hold two public consultation events in Ratho Parish Church Hall, Baird Road, Ratho, EH28 8RA on Tuesday 21st June – 3pm – 7.30pm and Wednesday 22nd June – 4pm – 8pm.