Message on behalf of the council.
From Sunday 31 July, the legal speed limit in streets across much of Edinburgh’s city centre and rural west area went down to 20mph, the first phase in a planned rollout of lower speeds across the Capital.
The new speed limits are designed to increase safety for all road users in Edinburgh as well as creating a calmer, more people-friendly environment in shopping and residential streets. A network of key arterial roads across the city will be retained at 30mph and 40mph, resulting in a modest impact on journey times overall.
Our phased 20mph rollout between now and early 2018 brings to fruition many years of planning and public consultation and the network has been designed in line with robust criteria in partnership with key stakeholders such as Police Scotland and Lothian Buses.
Police Scotland will enforce the new limit, focusing on areas where particularly high levels of contraventions are recorded. Anyone caught breaching the limit risks a £100 fixed penalty and three penalty points on their licence.
We have long recognised that a majority of city residents want to see speed limits reduced in the city centre, around residential areas and in busy shopping streets.
Phase 1 ‘go live’ marks the start of sharing these benefits right across the Capital. Further information and a detailed map of the 20mph network is available at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/20mph or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/edin20mph.
We had a wonderful time at the Summer Fair. Your generosity and the hard work of our amazing Parents Association raised £7500 for our playground project!
Thank you to all of our ‘Mad Scientists’who turned up for breakfast this morning to mark the end of the Big Pedal and dressed up themselves and their bikes in spectacular fashion!
The Junior Road Safety Officers did a wonderful job serving breakfast to 198 children and their families and cleaning up afterwards and chose some of the amazing bikes to take up to assembly and share with the school. We even had one with a working electrical circuit that made a buzzing noise! Incredible!
Many thanks to everyone who came along to our Fairtrade morning to learn all about the Global Goals. Our Global Citizenship group were incredible at their different stalls with such wonderful knowledge to share about the goals. Parents were greeted by dancers, delicious Fairtrade baking was on offer thanks to Miss Frater and it was all brought together by the brilliant Miss Ramsay. Well done to all involved!
A huge thank youto everyone who helped make Sport Relief 2015 so special at Craiglockhart. We had a wonderful assembly where all classes chose to represent sport in a different way from fencing and yoga demonstrations to beautiful ballet dancing. A special thanks to Finlay and his Dad who organised a Sport Relief fun run at Meggetland which was very well attended and wonderful fun!
Huge congratulations to our brilliant P6 and 7 cross country teams who competed in the Edinburgh Schools Championship. They did amazingly well coming 1st in 3 out of 4 races with everyone else nearly getting on the podium! A special mention to the P6 teams who were competing for the very first time and managed 1st place in both their events. We are very proud of them and their talented coaches Mr Huggard, Mr Sweet, Miss Law and Miss Murphy!
Last session Miss Scobbie and Miss Gater secured a ‘Food for Thought’ grant of £2000 to transform Room 8 into a Food Technology Base for the pupils to use to develop their knowledge of food preparation, hygiene and where food comes from. The aim is to develop global food citizens; children who are aware of healthy choices and make decisions about where their food comes from. The kitchen has been re-floored, cookers, stoves and preparation tables have been delivered, utensils bought, and we are ready to go! P4 and 5 got started straight away, making homemade oatcakes during Scottish Week…they were delicious! P5 are doing a project all about Food and have been cooking in there every Friday, preparing fruit salads, cous cous salads and many more tasty treats!