Edinburgh’s Summer Summit: 21st and 22nd June 2018

(adapted from an email from Cllr Lesley Macinnes of Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council is delighted to invite you (or a colleague) to join it in a range of events across two days to help shape a collective vision and aspirations for Edinburgh’s future.

Edinburgh’s Summer Summit is a two-day initiative that will take place on the 21st and 22nd June 2018. The first day of the Summit is the National Clean Air Day, which is a UK-wide initiative to promote the messaging around making the air cleaner and healthier for everyone, focusing on the reduction of congestion and pollution caused by traffic. The second day of the summit is to inspire and position Edinburgh as leader in city place-making, in line with the aspirations of the Edinburgh’s 2050 Vision.

Edinburgh Council values your input into our emerging city centre and city-wide strategies and hopes to see you on both days. If you cannot join us please feel free to forward this invitation to a colleague. Edinburgh Council will close off a few city centre roads as part of the event on the 21st of June and will be organising a range of family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy through the day.

Please see the outline programme for more details, but in summary:

  1. SESSION 1: Thursday 21st June: 9:30am – 12:00 noon

Public procession led by Humza Yousaf, MSP, Minister for Transport and Islands and Cllr Adam McVey, Leader and Cllr Lesley Macinnes, Transport and Environment Convenor, both of City of Edinburgh  Council. The procession starts at the Mound and ends at St Andrews St George West Church, George Street, where the Summit will be launched.

  1. SESSION 2: Thursday 21st June: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

City Forum on Air Quality, Public Health and Transport

  1. SESSION 3:  Friday 22nd June: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Edinburgh City – People and Place

Edinburgh Council would be delighted if you can come to all three sessions, but please email summersummit@edinburgh.gov.uk to let us know as soon as possible which ones you wish to attend.

More details will be available soonk, but in the meantime, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards

Cllr Lesley Macinnes

Convenor Transport and Environment

City of Edinburgh Council