If your bin is scheduled to be collected on

  • Wednesday 25 December it will be emptied between Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 December
  • Thursday 26 December it will be emptied between Thursday 26 and Friday 27 December
  • Wednesday 1 January it will be emptied between Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 January
  • Thursday 2 January it will be emptied between Thursday 2 and Friday 3 January.

Please put your bin or boxes out by 6am on the first collection day. If your bins or boxes are not picked up please leave them out until they are collected.

For full details, including disposing of real Christmas trees, see the Council website:

Scottish Water is installing new mains pipework from its Marchbanks Works to its Glencorse Works.

This involves laying new pipes across the Pentland hill-foots in the Colinton area. The route takes it by Torphin Road, across the fields to Torduff Road, Bonaly Road and onwards towards Swanston and Biggar Road. In the Colinton section it is roughly parallel to the City Bypass. The works are expected to take up to two years to cover the full distance. By September 2018, preparation work had started in the field between Torduff Road and Torphin Road.

See Scottish Water's website for more information:

The Pentland Hills Regional Park keep us up to date via their website. The most recent edition of their informative online magazine can be found via their homepage:

Each year Colinton Amenity Association is involved in the clean-up of the Water of Leith Walkway from the Bypass Bridge down to Katesmill Bridge. The clean-up is normally on a Sunday in April and takes up to two hours with a team of local volunteers. This annual event is part of the Water of Leith Trust's clean-up of the river environment from Balerno down to Leith.

Colinton Amenity Association runs similar clean-ups of Redford Woods and Covenanters Wood. These also run for up to two hours on a Sunday, normally in April. The local Scouts do most of the Covenanters Wood clean-up. Local volunteers do the Redford Woods clean-up.

For all of these clean-ups, the Association advertises locally asking for volunteers to come forward. These events are also advertised on this website when they are coming up. The time and effort given by of all of the volunteers is greatly appreciated.

For a clean and tidy Colinton, we have to make the effort ourselves.

logo-greenflagSpylaw Park is one of 30 public parks in the Lothians to receive the Green Flag award this year. This follows a concerted programme of improvements to the Park over the last two years in which CAA has been in partnership with the City of Edinburgh's Parks Department (who provided most of the funding and implemented many of the improvements to the park area) and with Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust (who secured additional funding and managed the improvements to the woodlands and to the main access route). CAA also contributed financially, with the funding of new signposts. This is the first time that Spylaw Park has received this award: the Green Flag award is a national standard of excellence for parks and greenspaces throughout the United Kingdom