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2016 news and updates


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William Chambers Statue relocation

News: Tuesday 13 September 2016

William Chambers Statue relocation
Trusted Trader member Greig Sivills, owner of Torus Stonecraft, discusses his firm's recent involvement with the William Chambers Statue relocation. Torus Stonecraft was tasked with dismantling the statue plinth, cleaning and repairing the stonework. view video

The Edinburgh Guarantee

News: Tuesday 23 August 2016

The Edinburgh Guarantee
The Edinburgh Guarantee is part of The City of Edinburgh Council, and is a vision that all sectors of the city work together to ensure that every school leaver in Edinburgh will have the choice of a job, training or further education opportunity available to them. read more

Advice and FAQs to the stair lighting and maintenance policy

News: Tuesday 19 July 2016

Stairwell Lighting image
As of 1 July 2016 The City of Edinburgh Council now only provide a repair and maintenance service to stair lighting in blocks where the council owns properties.

Here is the official response to landlords' and residents stair lighting questions from the Senior Electrical Engineer for The City of Edinburgh Council. read more

Edinburgh Trusted Trader is officially 12 months old

News: Wednesday 15 June 2016

Edinburgh Trusted Trader is officially 12 months old
The Edinburgh Trusted Trader scheme has been officially live for 12 months.

I would like to say a big thank you to all of the Edinburgh Trusted Traders on behalf of Trading Standards and support staff for your hard work and professionalism. read more

Changes to stair lighting policy in privately owned blocks

News: Wednesday 11 May 2016

Stairwell Lighting image
From 1 July 2016 The City of Edinburgh Council will only provide a repair and maintenance service to stair lighting in blocks where the council owns properties.

After this date the council will no longer maintain stair lighting in blocks where all properties are privately owned. read more

Trusted Trader teams up with Alzheimer Scotland

News: Wednesday 16 March 2016

Alzheimer Scotland
A new partnership aimed at helping people with dementia has been set up by Scotland Trusted Trader and Alzheimer Scotland.

Councillor Ricky Henderson, said: "This new partnership complements our anti-stigma initiative, which aims to encourage people to be more aware of people who live with dementia." read more

Edinburgh Trading Standards Update February 2016

News Update: Friday 19 February 2016

Dementia Friends Scotland
Over the past few months, I have been working with Alzheimer’s Scotland to allow our Trusted Trader members to carry the Dementia Friends logo on completion of a basic awareness course.

The course is about awareness of dementia and treating sufferers or those you suspect may be suffering from dementia with sensitivity and respect. read more