THE SOUTHSIDE ASSOCIATION
Founded 1972 Scottish Charity No SCO12262
The Southside Association was founded in 1972 when local people campaigned to halt the demolition of tenements and other buildings in the area. Nowadays, the Association is a non-political amenity group, with an interest in social, welfare, environmental, educational, planning, licensing and recreational matters as they affect the Southside area.
The Southside Association meets on the first Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at 7pm in the South Side Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street. We often have guest speakers on subjects of local interest, as well as a police officer and one of the local councillors being in attendance to answer questions and take up issues on behalf of members.
New members are always very welcome. Membership costs just £6 for a year (running from the AGM in May to the following April).
Chair/Secretary : Colin Christison
Vice Chair : Jo Scott
Treasurer : Hilary McDowell
Bernard Terrace Crossing
Thanks to everyone who voted for this project, it came top of the list with 954 points. The next project had 763 points so the Bernard Terrace crossing was first by a big marjin. We look forward to the project being implemented.
The Southside Association has applied for funding to paint two more murals - in the pends from Nicolson Street to Gibbs Entry and Haddon's Court. If our bids are successful we hope to be able to brighten these up with some attractive artwork, to make the place look a bit more cared for. Further information here as soon as we hear the outcome of our funding bids.
Annual General Meeting
Our AGM is in May each year. The last annual General Meeting of the Southside Association was held on Tuesday, 2nd May 2017. Colin Christison, elected as Chair for a further year, gave a report which you can see here.
The Pleasance Triangle (at numbers 69 to 73) is being upgraded. Raised flower beds have been installed, and a new stone and resin surface laid. It just needs to be planted up now:
The Southside Doctors' Surgery on Bernard Terrace has now moved to Cameron Toll. There is an existing medical centre there, the Conan Doyle Medical Centre, where some space has become available. Here is some background to the move.
Plans for the Causey
A new TRO for changes to West Crosscauseway is now open for public comment. Details on the Council website here.