Marchmont and Sciennes are neighbourhoods immediately to the South of Edinburgh’s city centre and adjacent to The Meadows open green space. The areas are characterised by Victorian tenement blocks and row houses, with an intergenerational diversity of residents who are well-served by local shops, cafes/restaurants and other businesses.
Under the Land Reform Act (2003), community bodies such as MSDT must comprise residents of a well defined geographic area, and their activities must be for the benefit of that community. Currently, this area is as defined below.
Residents of this community who are eligible to vote in local elections are eligible for ordinary membership of the Trust. Anyone living outside this area can become an associate member.
The MSDT community area currently comprises the yellow zone in this map, and covers the postcodes listed below. The boundary is currently being reviewed, and is likely to expand to further postcode units once the pending Community Right to Buy application has been decided on by the Scottish Ministers.
EH9 1JD EH9 1JH EH9 1JJ EH9 1JL EH9 1JN EH9 1JP EH9 1JR EH9 1JS EH9 1JT EH9 1JU EH9 1JW EH9 1JX EH9 1JY EH9 1LB EH9 1LE EH9 1LG EH9 1LH EH9 1LJ EH9 1LL EH9 1LP EH9 1LR EH9 1LS EH9 1LT EH9 1LU EH9 1LW EH9 1LX EH9 1LY EH9 1NT EH9 1NX EH9 1PA EH9 1PB EH9 1PD EH9 1PE EH9 1UA EH9 1UB EH9 1UD