Councillor Iain Whyte

Iain is one of the Conservative Councillors for the Inverleith ward on the City Council and is leader of the Conservative group.

Outwith the Council Iain is a Non-Executive Director of Lothian NHS Board and Chair of the Board’s East Lothian Community Health Partnership.  He has previously worked in the NHS, as a Conservative Party researcher in the Scottish Parliament and in retailing.

Iain was educated at Friend’s School, Wigton, Cumbria, George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh where he graduated in 1991 with a B.Sc. (Social Science) Degree.

Iain’s personal interests include horse riding, golf, and Hibernian football club.  Iain was honoured to represent the City on horseback as Captain of the Edinburgh Riding of the Marches in 2011.

You can contact Iain via email at or by writing to him at the City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ. He can also be contacted by telephone on 0131 529 4090 to arrange appointments. For local news from Iain, you can follow him on Twitter.


Ravelston Quarry Planning Concern

Like many local residents, Iain Whyte was concerned to hear that planning permission has been granted for three houses to be built in Ravelston Quarry.

Inverleith Road Repairs Update

Cllr Iain Whyte is regularly contacted by Inverleith residents who are keen to see improvements to local roads and pavements.

Crossing to the Botanics

Cllr Iain Whyte is delighted to report that the Council is improving walking and cycle access to the Royal Botanic Gardens from Inverleith Park.

Edinburgh Conservatives oppose Council Tax hike

Edinburgh Council’s Conservative Group today set out proposals in an alternative budget that would maintain and improve key Council services whilst making a general Council Tax increase unnecessary.  Setting out the plan which he will propose at tomorrow’s Council Budget meeting Cllr Iain Whyte,

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.

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