Bill Cowan offered to pull together a visual dossier of the issues facing residents in Old Town in Autumn 2017. Old Town Community Council accepted Bill’s offer and he went on to create Our Streets.
His dossier has proven to be a game-changer.
While the issues raised in Bill’s dossier have been around for many years now, what was most notable this time around, was the quantity and quality of responses. In the past, responses were notable by their absence !
13th December 2017
Bill shared the “Our Streets” dossier with Councillor Lesley Macinnes.
26th February 2018
OTCC tweeted “Our Streets” to
- The Scotsman
- The Glasgow Herald
- The Spurtle
- Edinburgh Reporter
- Living Streets
27th February 2018
The Glasgow Herald responded. Brian Donnelly linked “Our Streets” to these two articles on maintenance proposals for North Bridge :
- Iconic bridge in line for £22m makeover after chunks fall off
- Analysis : more traffic disruption lies ahead, but the end result may be worth it
2nd April 2018
Brian Ferguson (The Scotsman) reported on The City of Edinburgh Council’s plans for cyclists and pedestrians.
OTCC linked “Our Streets” to Brian’s story.
3rd April 2018
Brian thought about it …
4th April 2018
It was just another Wednesday morning … and then this happened !
Within four hours, OTCC’s Sam Piacentini and the City of Edinburgh Council Leader Adam McVey had been interviewed. BBC One’s Reporting Scotland broadcast those interviews at 18:30 and 22:30
5th April 2018
OTCC’s Janet Dick and the Scottish Tour Guides Association’s Alasdair Northtop interviewed and broadcast on STV’s Scotland Tonight