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Council has a change of heart on Salvesen Steps - Graham Hutchison

Tucked away on the picturesque River Almond Walkway, roughly halfway between the Cramond Brig and Cramond Village, lie the Salvesen Steps.  Given as a gift to the city in 1966, the steps form a vital link over a rocky outcrop and without them the walkway as a continuous path would not exist.

Briggs questions Scottish Government on improvements to the City Bypass

Miles Briggs, Scottish Conservative & Unionist MSP for Lothian, is asking the Scottish Government to set out its plans for upgrading the A720 City Bypass. Miles has tabled Parliamentary questions after contact from constituents and businesses in Lothian concerned that the City Bypass is struggling to cope with current capacity and worried that plans are not being advanced to prepare the route for the increased traffic volumes caused by population growth in the region.

Cleft lip centralisation plans must be halted

SNP plans to centralise services for cleft lip and palate patients should be scrapped, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Public health spokesman Miles Briggs will host a debate in Holyrood later today on the controversial proposals, which would see all patients treated in Glasgow.

Cook slams Council’s cash grab from Sunday parking charges

Edinburgh Conservative Transport Spokesman, Councillor Nick Cook, has slammed fresh plans by the City of Edinburgh Council’s Labour/SNP administration to introduce Sunday parking charges aimed at generating up to almost £1 million in revenue for the local authority.

Four wasted years under Labour and SNP on Edinburgh City Council

Revealing the Conservative Group’s alternative budget proposals for 2016/17, Conservative Finance Spokesman Cllr Iain Whyte revealed the shocking levels of inefficiency and political mismanagement of the Council that show that service cuts aren’t necessary and better quality services are possible.