Drum Brae / Gyle ward

Drum Brae/Gyle ward covers the communities of Barntongate, Bughtlin, Clermiston, Clerwood, Drum Brae, East Craigs, Forrester Park, North Gyle, Parkgrove, South Gyle and West Craigs.

Working as a team with Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP and Christine Jardine MP, local councillors Robert Aldridge and Ed Thornley are strong voices for the area and fight hard to get things done locally.

You can contact them at:

cllr.robert.aldridge@edinburgh.gov.uk / 0131 529 4992

cllr.edward.thornley@edinburgh.gov.uk / 0131 529 4152

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Latest news

The latest updates from your local Scottish Liberal Democrat team and Cllr Robert Aldridge and Cllr Ed Thornley

Gogarloch Road Speeding

After concerns were raised by residents, the Lib Dem team have been working to secure Council action on speeding on Gogarloch Road.

1 Nov 2023
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Councillors in North Gyle
Drum Brae / Gyle

North Gyle Flooding Update

The ‘mini flood study’ secured for North Gyle is now moving ahead, and engagement with the North Gyle Flood Group has begun.

1 Nov 2023
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A path covered in building work mess
Drum Brae / Gyle

Mearenside Path Works

Energy works on the path between Mearenside and Burnside have left the path unusable and the grass around the edge increasingly muddy and slippery.

1 Nov 2023
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Drum Brae / Gyle

Torwood Crescent Path Works Update

Work to widen and provide lighting on the path running from Torwood Crescent towards the school and Meadow Place Road has been heavily delayed.

4 Oct 2023
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Councillor Robert Aldridge

Robert has been a councillor for Drum Brae/Gyle for over 30 years and he lives locally in Barntongate.

Robert was unanimously elected as Edinburgh's Lord Provost, meaning he chairs meetings of the Council and is also the civic head of the city and the ex-officio Lord Lieutenant of Edinburgh.

Robert has a long record of service and action for and with the local community and he has a strong reputation for getting things done.

  • He campaigned successfully with local residents for the Drum Brae Leisure Centre and for the Drum Brae Library Hub, which have both been hugely successful.
  • He chaired the Neighbourhood Partnership’s Environment Committee leading to improvements in parks across the Drum Brae/Gyle area and targeted anti-litter campaigns.
  • He has championed more local decision making – especially in promoting the Youth Decides initiative locally, where young people recommend local projects for funding.
  • He championed the new gym hall at East Craigs Primary school and the development of the new Buttercup Farm Park.

For all his time as a councillor, Robert has fought to protect local green spaces from development. Most recently he opposed the recently rejected development proposals for yet more housing on greenbelt at Cammo.

Contact details on edinburgh.gov.uk

Councillor Ed Thornley

Ed believes in ensuring our communities across Drum Brae / Gyle ward receive the best possible Council services. A well-known face on the doorstep, Ed has been standing up for West Edinburgh and has helped ensure local people are listened to at all levels of government.

Together with Councillor Robert Aldridge, he is campaigning for:

  • Action to tackle the terrible state of local roads, paths and pavements
  • More investment in our parks and green spaces
  • Better lighting in green spaces so people can feel safe when walking
  • A lights-controlled crossing at the junction of Drum Brae North and Drum Brae Drive
  • Improvements to the reliability of the 31 bus

He sits on the Culture and Communities and Governance, Risk and Best Value Committees.

Contact details on edinburgh.gov.uk