And finally: more, long overdue resurfacing


Essential road resurfacing work is to take place on Morningside Road between Albert Terrace and Canaan Lane for four weeks from Wednesday, 10th June. 

The work will be carried out overnight between 7pm and 6.30am, Sunday to Thursday, in order to minimise traffic disruption. 

 During these times Morningside Road will be closed between Albert Terrace and Canaan Lane, with diversions in place for traffic. Pedestrian access will be maintained.


Open Door has facelift



More than just a Coffee Shop

The Open Door in Morningside has been supporting older people, people with mental health issues and other vulnerable people in our community for over 32 years.We do this through our cafe, volunteer placements, day services for older people and our social groups in art and poetry.Our premises are used by many other groups, charities and faiths. Inclusion is our byword.

One block, one and a half new businesses

The shops in the block at the south end of Morningside Road seem to change more often than in most other sections of the street.

The newest business is Yawn Cafe – offering “All Day Breakfast”. Looks interesting, and it will be interesting to see how long it takes to establish its own customer base, sandwiched between Greggs and The Clock!



The “half” is because the well established Henri’s is now known as Karine. Third owner, but first name change.


Cranes over Morningside

The development site in Balcarres Street has been quiet for a while.

Today a telescopic crane built a tower crane which will allow building work to proceed.


McCarthy & Stone’s website says –

“Construction is now underway, and further details, including plans and prices, should be available in Autumn 2014. Our first homeowners are scheduled to arrive in Spring 2015.”

The future for Craighouse?


Working with successful local businesspeople, we’ve identified four options that match each building to their best use – mixed use of hotel and residential; senior living; residential in the listed buildings only; and mixed residential, arts, niche business and community use. The figures have been studied by business and development professionals. All provide good profits.

Article by Rosy Barnes in the Evening News, more.

Friday 13th June 2014. Public Meeting, St Peter’s Primary School, 7.30 – 9.30pm.




More photos taken today at Craighouse and Easter Craiglockhart Hill.