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About the RRCTMA

The RRCTMA is the local residents association for Regent, Royal, Carlton Terraces and Mews in central Edinburgh, Scotland. It has been active in the area since 1967, and was set up ‘to preserve and improve the general amenity of the Terraces, and Calton Hill, with a view to preserving the architectural attractions and residential character of the neighbourhood and its surroundings… and to generally act in all matters affecting the neighbourhood and the interests of residents’.

The Objectives of the RRCTMA are to:

  • Preserve and improve the general amenity of the Terraces

  • Encourage awareness and responsible attitude

  • Cooperate with local bodies and act as representatives for the neighbourhood

William Playfair’s Terraces, built around 1825, make up an important part of the Third New Town, as it became known, and these 3 Terraces and Mews are among the grandest, and certainly the longest, examples of Georgian architecture surviving. Built in the Greco-Roman style the Terraces were designed to define the eastern contour of Calton Hill and were all part of a grand plan for the Hill along with the Observatory and the Old Royal High School and other important monuments.

Now, in the 21st Century, the RRCTMA help residents keep an eye on the ‘basics’: the street lighting, the rubbish and recycling collection, road and traffic issues, and planning proposals. We liase with the City of Edinburgh Council and the local Community Council (NTBCC) to help where we can and to keep residents as fully informed as possible. Information on these matters is available in our resources section as well as news posts and newsletters. We hope that this website will be a helpful, informative and interesting resource.

If you would like to join the RRCTMA please download an application form or contact us for more information. Members can access the last AGM minutes by contacting the RRCTMA via email.

Use this link to access the RRCTMA constitution.

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