The Cramond Association plays a very important and active role in the preservation, development and improvement of the area around us. We are continuing to deliver our campaigning activity as much as possible throughout the lockdown period.
The Cramond Association Woodland Group was set up in 2014 as a group of hardy volunteers who set out to tackle the neglected state of the woodlands in the scheduled ‘ancient monument’ area of Cramond.
The woodlands are fundamental to Cramond’s character. They contribute to the landscape quality and amenity and are an important part of the diversity of wild life habitats. Our aim as a group is to strive for a healthy balance of conservation and community usage.
One of the Cramond Association’s main projects for 2021 is supporting the development of the Walled Garden in the grounds behind Cramond Kirk Hall. The Friends of the Walled Garden is now an active Cramond Association section.
The Cramond Association actively considers all planning and development proposals for the area and makes representations where necessary. We work closely with the Cramond and Barnton Community Council to get our views heard, as well as other local organisations to develop common approaches and programmes. If you have any concerns over a planning application, the Association is here to help you. Please contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
A weekly list of planning applications is available on The City of Edinburgh Council's Capinfo website. Detailed plans of individual planning applications can also be accessed from that website. The Cramond Association area is the Almond Ward (A01).
The Cramond Association formed the Edinburgh Airport Amenity Group to represent local interests when the airport's present main runway was first opened, and a member of the Group sits on the Edinburgh Airport Consultative Committee. If you have any views or comments on aircraft noise, please contact Adam Cumming by emailing email@example.com Adam sits on the Airport Noise Advisory Board and the Consultative Committee.
Edinburgh Airport's Noise Lab allows people to monitor and check aircraft noise levels and look at flight specific information, such as flight position and altitude, in almost real time (there is currently a 5 minute delay) using their own radar data. You will also have the ability to analyse historical flights and associated data and read the Airport's Noise Action Plan.
The Cramond Association lends its support to local campaigns that aim to improve the standard of living in our area. These include the replacement of the Salvesen Steps and the changes to the weirs on the Almond. In both of these we work with the Friends of the River Almond Walkway.
We are part of the Cramond Collaborative working with other bodies for the benefit of the wider Cramond area and have, for example, represented the community on the ReDrawing Edinburgh Project, celebrating the expansion of the city in 1920.
Most recently, we have been working with the Friends of Cramond Campus, now a section of the Association, to campaign to keep the former Cramond Campus as a green/leisure space for people to enjoy.
For more information on any of these activities, email firstname.lastname@example.org