Power cut affecting Joppa and Portobello area

A power cut is affecting residents in Joppa and Portobello.

‘Resources being wasted’ in false alarm inflatable callouts say lifeboat crews

‘Resources being wasted’ in false alarm inflatable callouts say lifeboat crews

LIFEBOAT bosses have urged sunseekers not to take inflatable pool toys to Scottish beaches after a spate of callouts from concerned locals to retrieve them when they were blown out to sea.

Does more need to be done to protect Porty?

Letters: Portobello heritage must be protected

One reader believes that more must be done to protect Portobello. Do you agree?

The Coastguard helicopter, Picture: John Devlin

Helicopter launched after concern for children at sea at Portobello

Emergency services responded to a false alarm in a search for children at Portobello.

Police and coastguard arrived on the scene. Picture: Liwia Bielecka

Man rescued from water off Portobello coast

Rescue teams zoomed to the help of a man who was in distress in water off Portobello Beach

An image of Jamie sat on a leather sofa on Portobello Beach went viral on Sunday.

Sunseeker pictured with sofa on Portobello Beach: ‘It wasn’t my sofa!’

A sunseeker who became an online sensation after he was photographed at Portobello Beach on a 3-seater leather sofa has revealed that he was not the owner of the item of furniture.

The unidentified man was snapped on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Pauline McGinley Gilgallon @gigiglasgow

Sunseeker hauls 3-seater leather sofa to Edinburgh’s Portobello Beach

One Edinburgh man maximised his enjoyment of Sunday’s scorching weather by hauling his leather sofa to Portobello Beach.

Stephen McIntrye at Porty Exchange who is complaining about how long the council will take to relay Brighton Place setts

Letters: Portobello’s locals dead sett against road closures

One reader has his say on the decision to replace setts in Porty. Do you agree?


Appeal after Portobello mass brawl involving ‘up to 60 youths’

Police are appealing for witnesses after a mass brawl involving up to 60 youths in Portobello that left two teens with serious facial injuries.


Emergency services swarm on Portobello after incident near police station

POLICE officers swarmed on Portobello High Street earlier this evening amid reports of a “slashing”.

Fat Bob has been saved!

Porty’s Fat Bob saved after city council climbdown

It appeared the fate of fibreglass mannequin Fat Bob at butcher Findlay’s was sealed as council officials issued a crackdown on temporary advertising structures.

Billy Hoy of Findlay's butchers in Portobello with Bob the butcher.

Rush of support to save Fat Bob from Edinburgh Council

READERS took to social media to defend Fat Bob and slam the council.

Bliss hairdressers, l-r, Kelly McMillan, Laura Flanagan, Rosheen Warnock, Justine Hughes and Sammara Law tell us about living in Porty

Infrastructure needs looked at as Portobello expands claim residents

LEGEND has it that Figgate Whins, the harsh seaside moorlands that would become modern-day Portobello, were sold in 1763 by Lord Milton to Baron Mure for the princely sum of £1,500.


Critics told to accept setts on Portobello’s only cobbled street

CAMPAIGNERS who back the city council’s decision to keep setts in Portobello’s only cobbled street have hit back at critics who want the plan reversed.


Revealed: Winner of Evening News Chippy of the Year 2018

Few chippies taste better than when eaten by the sea – and where better to tuck in to the nation’s favourite takeaway than Porty beach?

Food and Drink

Businesses fear for future as council plan to close Portobello road for a year

RESIDENTS in Portobello are calling for the council to scrap plans to spend up to £1.2 million renewing traditional setts in a busy street.

Deliveroo plan to deliver to Portobello Beach. Picture: Greg Macvean

Green groups oppose Deliveroo plans for Portobello Beach

ENVIRONMENTAL groups have hit out at plans by the takeaway food delivery firm Deliveroo to introduce delivery services to UK beaches over the summer months.

Ned Barnie is helped along Burntisland Harbour to the boat after swimming across the Firth of Forth in 1959. Picture: TSPL

Portobello street name plan to honour channel-swimming legend

HE was the eccentric science teacher turned channel swimmer whose unwavering love of the water made him a Portobello legend.

Portobello Beach.

Revealed: SEPA rank Firth of Forth’s best and worst beaches

Thousands are set to flock to beaches around the Capital with temperatures predicted to soar over the holiday weekend.

The parkruns in Portobello and Cramond are thriving community events. Picture: John Devlin

Rachel Murray: A penny for your thoughts on parkrun

I’d like to respond to the bad press parkrun in Edinburgh has had over the last few months. For those not familiar with it, parkrun offers free timed 5k runs across the world.

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