From There… To Here

The social history of Wester Hailes

Pages From the Past

pupils from Clovenstone Primary School

This week we’re going back 33 years to March 1980 to see what was going on in Wester Hailes.  The headline story gives details of a new initiative focused on creating a greener environment for the area.  Workers from a local project and local volunteers were planting trees and shrubs in Clovenstone and Calders.  Pupils from Clovenstone Primary School were also involved  leading to the school setting up a gardening project.  Other stories include

  • Who does What- a response to a then common issue on whether the Edinburgh District Council or the Lothian Regional Council were responsible for the footpaths and internal walkways.
  • A report on new efforts to set up tenants’s associations in Clovenstone and Westburn
  • Concern that the issues raised by the tenants of Dunsyre House had still not been resolved satisfactorily.
  • News from around the areas including information about a youth exchange with Munich for young people from Clovenstone.
  • Cilla’s Kidz Column with a variety of stories, including a couple of tales that show their young authors’ abilities to put a gory twist in the most unlikely subjects!

You’ll find all these stories and more by clicking here.

Sentinel cartoon march 1980


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