South Edinburgh Area

South Edinburgh is defined as the three Council wards which make up the South Community Planning Area - Liberton/Gilmerton, Southside/Newington and Meadows/Morningside.
The local community newspaper (until July 2009), South Edinburgh Echo, originally covered only Liberton/Gilmerton, plus Prestonfield, but in later years expanded coverage to the wider South area.  Community website, South Edinburgh Net, also serves the whole area while focusing on Greater Liberton, including Prestonfield.

Neighbourhood Partnerships
There are two Neighbourhood Partnerships in the area: South Central, combining Southside/Newington and Meadows/Morningside wards, and Liberton & Gilmerton.

Scottish Parliament Constituency (Edinburgh South)
Edinburgh South includes the old wards of Alnwickhill, Gilmerton, Kaimes, Marchmont, Merchiston, Moredun, Newington, North Morningside and the Grange, Prestonfield, and Sciennes, and part of the South Morningside ward, which is split with Edinburgh Pentlands. The wards were were replaced with new wards in 2007, without change to constituency boundaries.

UK Parliament Constituency (Edinburgh South)
Edinburgh South includes the old wards of Alnwickhill, Fairmilehead, Gilmerton, Kaimes, Marchmont, Merchiston, Moredun, Little France, Newington, North Morningside and the Grange, Sciennes, and South Morningside. These wards were replaced with new wards in 2007, as a result of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004.

Local Health Partnerships
The South Central LHP covers an area including Tollcross, Marchmont, Newington Braids, Oxgangs and Firhill. The area includes about 86,000 people and has 15 GP Practices. This is similar to the City of Edinburgh Neighbourhood Partnership of South Central along with parts of the City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership.

The South East LHP covers an area from Portobello, Craigmillar, Liberton, and Gilmerton on the edge of the city, and St Leonard's and the University in the centre. The area includes about 106,000 people, 15 GP Practices, including the newly-opened Gracemount Medical Centre and community clinics. This is similar to the City of Edinburgh Council Neighbourhood Partnerships of Portobello & Craigmillar and Liberton & Gilmerton along with parts of the City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership.
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