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Update: 13-Jun-2020
Lothian Buses have announced some timetable changes to take effect from Sunday 21-Jun-2020. For Colinton routes, this is a timetable change for service 16, and the restoration of service 400 to serve Fort Kinnaird (currently shortened to Royal Infirmary at its east end; still curtailed to the Gyle Centre at its west end). Services 10 and 45 remain suspended, and no changes to the current timetable for service 44. Across the city, Leith Walk will close for tram works, so service 16 amongst others will be diverted via Easter Road for the duration. Details on the Lothian Buses website

Update: 07-Jun-2020
Pentland Hills Regional Park has re-opened some of its car parks following their closure in late March. In the Colinton area that is Bonaly car parks (lower - Torduff Road) and secondary car parks at Torphin (bus terminus) and Dreghorn. The upper car park at Bonaly remains closed to allow emergency access to be maintained and to allow for pedestrian social distancing along Bonaly Road south of the Bypass bridge. They recognise that reduced parking and increased visitor numbers will likely cause hotspots. Locally this is expected to be in Bonaly Road / Torduff Road. Local residents are urged to report instances of poor or illegal parking to the police.

Update: 28-Apr-2020
From Tuesday 28-Apr-2020 the 'blue box' glass collection service will recommence. From week commencing 11-May-2020 'brown bin' garden refuse collection service will recommence. Both of these services will be on the dates originally planned for these collections from the recommencement dates. See link to Council website

Update: 11-Apr-2020
From Sunday 12-Apr-2020 Lothian Buses are revising their critical service timetable. For the Colinton area that involves timetable changes on all of the services currently running. For full details go to Lothian Buses website: https://www.lothianbuses.com/
See also: Timetable changes

Update: 02-Apr-2020
The City of Edinburgh Council have now had to suspend garden refuse collection after 03-Apr-2020. They will be contacting (by e-mail or letter) all the householders who have paid for permits for this service to explain the situation. See link to Council website

Please also be aware that the car parks in the Pentland Hills Regional Park are closed to try and discourage people from travelling a distance to the hills. Picture here

Update: 27-Mar-2020
From Sunday 29-Mar-2020 Lothian Buses are going on to a critical service timetable. That involves cancelling a lot of routes altogether and reducing frequency on all others. For Colinton: Service 10 cancelled. Service 16 extended to Torphin. Service 44 only running Balerno to Leith Street. Service 45 cancelled. Service 400 only running Gyle to Infirmary. For full details go to Lothian Buses website: https://www.lothianbuses.com/
See also: Route list

Update: 25-Mar-2020
Be aware that the blue box (glass recycling) is currently suspended. Also Council recycling centres are closed. For more info, see link to bin collection update

At this time, it is important for those who are able to make sure that their neighbours who may need help are having that offered to them. That could be collecting groceries or a prescription or the like, or walking a dog. To that end, a group has been formed on Facebook: Colinton and Bonaly Coronavirus Local Support Network. They realise that not everyone is on Facebook, so have been dropping leaflets through the doors of the area. So far this has been primarily to the south of Colinton Village. If something similar is operating in other areas of Colinton please do get in contact to allow the broadest offers of help to be achieved.

Their Facebook page can be joined at:

Colinton Amenity Association can publicise these help groups through their website, notice boards and Facebook to help reach out to a greater audience. To contact CAA, please e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .