Meadows / Morningside

Includes: Tollcross, Bruntsfield, Greenbank, Meadows, and Morningside.


Your Green Councillor

Melanie Main

Melanie Main is our Green Councillor for the Meadows and Morningside ward and is standing for reelection in May 2017.

Melanie has lived in and around the area for over 30 years.  She attended James Gillepsies’ and at Edinburgh University she had her first taste of politics, serving a sabbatical as Hononary Treasurer of EUSA (Edinburgh University Students Association).

Melanie joined the Green Group of MSPs in the Scottish Parliament for 4 years and now works for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.   She lives locally with her husband and daughter. She has been a community councillor in Marchmont  for 8 years,  serving as Treasurer, Chair and  Planning Officer.

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Sara Marsden is our candidate for Colinton-Fairmilehead, the Ward next to Morningside. You can contact her at:

Astley Ainslie asserted rights of way granted. 

Green stall

Green Stall


I spent a few hours today at the gates for Astley Ainslie celebrating getting Asserted rights of way through the site. It was lovely to hear so many personal stories –  one dad with his very young daughter had been showing her the places he used to play as a child; grannies talked about taking their grand children to climb the huge old trees, a retired nurse talked about patients recovering aided by watching the local world go by.

Best of all a senior citizen, resigned to selling up and moving home realised that the rights of way meant she would still be able to walk through to shops and Morningside when the NHS sold the site making it possible and practical to stay in her home.   Proof that green space is good for you.

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You can read our latest Meadows/Morningside Spring newsletter here (pdf).


For back copies see:

See earlier copies of Green Action – for January and February 2010. Also read our Green News issue 1 here and Green News issue 2 here and Green News Issue here.

You don’t have to be a Green Party member to take part in the local team, so please do contact us if you can help in the area.