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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 6:45pm 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 10 for a year (running from the AGM in May to the following April).

Chair/Secretary : Colin Christison     Vice Chair : Jo Scott     Treasurer : Hilary McDowell

Current issues

Flyposting - Update June 2019

The Festival will soon be with us again, and Out of Hand, the company who manage the Fringe advertising, have had their contract renewed. Nigel Muntz, Commercial Director of Out of Hand, came to our meeting on 4th June to discuss any issues we might have.. The contract terms have been tightened up this year so we are looking for a considerable improvement in the state of our streets. However, there seemed to be some uncertainty about exactly what Out of Hand have been contracted to do. We shall be keeping a close eye on things, to try and make sure the place is kept as clean and tidy as possible over the summer months. Here is the contract specification as we understand it.

The area was drenched with flyposting again during the festival last year. We campaigned hard on this issue, taking a deputation to the Transport and Environment Committee of the City Council on Thursday 4th October 2018, and it was as a result of this that the contract has been improved. Read more and see our pictures.

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 margin. We look forward to the project being implemented. Read more on the Southside Community Council website.

More Murals for Southside

The Southside Association has now painted murals in Gibb's EntryPend and Haddon's Court Pend. The pictures below should give you an idea of what we have done: Read more...