** UPDATE - 30-July-2015 **
Royal Bank of Scotland announce closure of the Colinton Branch by early November.
For more info, see:
Evening News article: RBS to close three more branches
The City Council's Development Management Sub-Committee refused Co-op planning permission at 8 Bridge Road for reasons of inappropriate design and massing having an adverse impact on the Conservation Area. It remains to be seen how the applicants will address this, whether by re-design or planning appeal.
We do not wish to alarm unduly, but the police have reported a spate of targeted house break-ins across the city recently. It is believed that this is being co-ordinated by the same group of criminals. They seem to go for houses that are unlit, with a view to forcing entry, stealing car keys and any easily-snatched valuable items; they then steal the car to make their getaway