The Community

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.

Community Area

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.

Community Body Definiton Map_170126

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