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Action on holiday letting

Let’s put homes before holiday lets says Chas Booth.


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Planning for a Zero Carbon City

Getting the new City Plan 2030 right is crucial for Edinburgh’s zero carbon ambitions, argues Chas Booth.


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Scotland at the heart of Europe

Chas Booth looks ahead to the European elections on 23 May.


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Completing the tram to Newhaven

Edinburgh City Council this week decides whether or not to complete the Edinburgh tram line to Newhaven. Transport spokesperson Cllr Chas Booth explains why Green councillors will support the project.


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Planning Edinburgh’s future

The “City Plan 2030” matters for Edinburgh’s future, argues Chas Booth.


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Brexit, people’s vote and Scotland’s capital

Today in full council Chas Booth spoke in a debate about Brexit, a people’s vote, and the impact on EU citizens in Edinburgh. The text of what he said is below. 


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Celebrating Leith Theatre

This weekend sees Leith Theatre’s first professional stage production in 30 years. Cllr Chas Booth celebrates the Theatre’s success.


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Smoothing the rocky roads

Improving basic roads maintenance should be a higher priority than building new roads and roundabouts argues Chas Booth.


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Trams to Leith: let’s get it right

Edinburgh Greens’ transport spokesperson Cllr Chas Booth argues that any tram extension to Newhaven must make life easier for those walking and cycling.


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Holding council officers to account

Chas Booth argues that holding council officers to account needs something more than grandstanding in the council chamber.