News and updates from Councillor Neil Ross


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Morningside Lib Dem Councillor Neil Ross (seen here with former Morningside Councillor and MSP, Mike Pringle) has been working hard for the residents of Morningside Ward since he was elected in 2017.

Neil says, “Many local residents have contacted me to discuss Council-related matters or local issues and I am happy to offer my assistance.  If you think I can help, please get in touch.  I enjoy serving the communities of Morningside, Merchiston, Marchmont, Bruntsfield, Greenbank and the Braids and to representing them on the City Council.”

Important Information during the Coronavirus Emergency

If you have symptoms linked to COVID-19 you must self isolate for 7 days. If you live with other people you must all self-isolate in your home for 14 days. If you have mild symptoms and require more support, call the helpline on 0800 028 2816. If your symptoms become severe, call 111.

Council Services: The latest advice on Council services is available here.

Scottish Government: The latest information from the Scottish Government is available here.

NHS Inform Scotland: The main NHS Scotland information page is here.

Details of the Test and Protect programme being run by NHS Scotland are available here.

Our local Police in South East Edinburgh has a new email address.  You can make contact on [email protected]

Make a booking for the Council Recycling Centres here.

Coronavirus Tests

If you are a key worker and develop symptoms or a family member does, you can register for a test here.  If you are not a key worker or a family member of a keywork then you can find out about how to get a test here.

PPE for unpaid carers

If you are an unpaid carer you can obtain supplies of PPE at the Smart Hub at the Astley Ainsley hospital between 8.30am and 4.30pm. The email address is [email protected]. If you are a Carer and need to contact the team at the SMART Centre the number is 07976 840353.

Support for people Shielding

If you are shielding and need priority access to supermarket deliveries, you can register via the council’s helpline on 0131 200 2388.  If you have concerns about a friend or neighbour who is elderly or has additional needs, call The City’s Social Care Direct service on 0131 200 2324. 

Support for the unemployed

If you have lost your job as a result of the emergency, a new job matching service has been established which you can access here.

Bereavement Support

If you have suffered bereavement during this time support is available from Cruse Bereavement on 0845 600 2227.

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