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Longstone Community Council was one of the first community councils established in Edinburgh (in 1980).
Its area covers the parish of Slateford/Longstone, bounded by the Water of Leith to the north and east and by Kingsknowe Golf Course and Hailes Quarry Park to the south and west. Apart from Longstone, it includes Redhall, Slateford, Kingsknowe and the area around Dovecot Park (see map below).
All the parks in its area (they include Redhall Park) are the sites of former quarries, filled with City refuse.
The area is bisected by the main Edinburgh-Carlisle railway, with a halt and a level crossing in Kingsknowe. It is also bisected by the Union Canal.
The Community Council meets on the second Monday of the month, except for January, April and July, usually at 7:30 pm in Longstone Primary School in Redhall Grove (doors open at 7:15 pm). The Community Council is funded by grant from the City of Edinburgh Council.
For a history of the parish and a map, go to the link 'History'.
The Community Council takes graffiti seriously and attempts to get it removed as quickly as possible. If you see graffiti that you think has been overlooked, please contact the Secretary or use the FEEDBACK page.
The Slateford/Longstone War Memorial in Redhall Park, which is 'Supplementary to the Colinton Memorial' (photo by Steuart Campbell).
For more details of the war memorial, go to LINKS. For a list of those commemorated on the memorial, go to 'List of the fallen'.
A carved tree beside the canal by Robert Coia. It represents Burke & Hare, the notorious Edinburgh body-snatchers who worked on the canal. (photo by Steuart Campbell)
The red line outlines the LCC area (parish) and the railway line separates Sighthill/Gorgie ward to the north from Pentland Hills ward to the south.