Edinburgh Council

Contact Edinburgh Council on 0131 200 2000, their main local-rate phone number where you can be put through to all council departments.

Edinburgh Council is local authority in charge of the City of Edinburgh and its immediate surroundings. It is presently comprised of 58 councillors.

Recently embroiled in controversies over its involvement in cost and time overruns in Edinburgh’s parliamentary building as well as its tram system, Edinburgh Council has faced heavy criticism for its management of larger projects. Despite its poor record here, the council nevertheless is successful in its provisions of essential services to Edinburgh residents.

Employing more than 18,000 people, Edinburgh Council remains one of the largest employers in the city. Its long history and continued high-profile bolster its longstanding presence.

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