Here are 20 Edinburgh postcode areas ranked by the fewest to highest number of noise complaints

Barking dogs, the Royal Military Tattoo and even the chimes of an ice cream van were among 1,160 noise complaints made to the City of Edinburgh Council in 2018.

Thursday, 21st March 2019, 3:49 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st March 2019, 4:33 pm

The information, released under freedom of information laws, also reveals the number of noise complaints recorded in each of Edinburgh’s 20 postcode areas which fall within the city council’s jurisdiction - EH1 to EH17 and EH28 to EH30. The addresses for some of the data have not been verified and these complaints have been ommitted from this list. Here is a list of the recorded number of noise complaints by postcode in Edinburgh, ranked in order.

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Zero noise complaints in the Kirkliston area. pic: JPI.
2 complaints - one for dog barking and the other for construction. The area covers both Colinton and Merchiston. Pic: Lesley Martin
3 complaints in the postcode area covering Gilmerton, Moredun and Burdiehouse. These were for construction and street noise. Pic: Greg Macvean
4 complaints recorded in the postcode covering the South Queensferry area. Pic: Lisa Ferguson
7 complaints recorded in the postcode covering Newbridge and Ratho. These were for a mix of entertainment noise and commercial noise. Pic: Ian Georgeson
9 complaints made in the area covering Granton and Trinity. These were mainly commercial noise complaints, and one car alarm. Pic: Scott Louden
12 complaints in the area covering Portobello and Duddingston. These were a mix of commercial and construction noise complaints. Pic: Lisa Ferguson
13 complaints in the area covering Marchmont and the Grange up to Blackford. These were mainly commercial noise complaints, as well as complaints about barking dogs. Pic: Jon Savage
19 complaints in the postcode area covering a corridor of Slateford, Longstone, Wester Hailes, Juniper Green, Currie and Balerno. Mainly commercial and construction noise. Pic: Ian Georgeso
22 complaints, mainly for commercial and construction noise, in the area covering Liberton, Craigmillar and Niddrie. Pic: Greg Macvean
24 complaints. Southside, Newington and Canongate and Holyrood Park. Included two complaints about trains/railways and a complaint about an ice cream van chime. Pic: Google Maps
26 complaints, mainly construction. This area covers a corridor from Bruntsfield to Morningside up to Fairmilehead. Pic: Google Maps
26 complaints. Mainly commercial and construction. It stretches from the more central areas of Dean Village and Comely Bank to Muirhouse, Cramond and Barnton. Pic: Ian Georgeson.
29 complaints. Mainly construction and commercial noise. Area covers the New Town and central commercial area of Edinburgh.
33 complaints. Mainly construction and commercial. Area covers corridor along the A8 from Haymarket through Murrayfield and Corstorphine as far as the Gyle and the airport.
46 complaints. Mainly commercial but some construction and one domestic music complaint. Pic: Google Maps
50 complaints. Mainly construction and commercial noise. Area covers corridor from Dalry and Gorgie up to Sighthill. Pic: Toby Williams.
61 complaints. Mainly construction and commercial noise. The postcode area covers the Old Town. Pic: Neil Hanna
65 complaints. Mainly construction and commercial with some entertainment noise and some complaints about traffic and deliveries. Area covers Leith and Newhaven
71 complaints. Mainly construction and commercial and a few burglar alarms. Area covers the New Town to the north of Queen Street, the West End, some of the city's financial district and Tollcross and Fountainbridge. Pic: Google Maps