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Here are 20 Edinburgh postcode areas ranked by the fewest to highest number of noise complaints

Barking dogs, the Royal Military Tattoo and even the chimes of an ice cream van were among 1,160 noise complaints made to the City of Edinburgh Council in 2018.

The information, released under freedom of information laws, also reveals the number of noise complaints recorded in each of Edinburgh’s 20 postcode areas which fall within the city council’s jurisdiction - EH1 to EH17 and EH28 to EH30. The addresses for some of the data have not been verified and these complaints have been ommitted from this list. Here is a list of the recorded number of noise complaints by postcode in Edinburgh, ranked in order.

19 complaints in the postcode area covering a corridor of Slateford, Longstone, Wester Hailes, Juniper Green, Currie and Balerno. Mainly commercial and construction noise. Pic: Ian Georgeso

9. EH14

19 complaints in the postcode area covering a corridor of Slateford, Longstone, Wester Hailes, Juniper Green, Currie and Balerno. Mainly commercial and construction noise. Pic: Ian Georgeso
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22 complaints, mainly for commercial and construction noise, in the area covering Liberton, Craigmillar and Niddrie. Pic: Greg Macvean

10. EH16

22 complaints, mainly for commercial and construction noise, in the area covering Liberton, Craigmillar and Niddrie. Pic: Greg Macvean
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24 complaints.  Southside, Newington and Canongate and Holyrood Park. Included two complaints about trains/railways  and a complaint about an ice cream van chime. Pic: Google Maps

11. EH8

24 complaints. Southside, Newington and Canongate and Holyrood Park. Included two complaints about trains/railways and a complaint about an ice cream van chime. Pic: Google Maps
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26 complaints, mainly construction. This area covers a corridor from Bruntsfield to Morningside up to Fairmilehead. Pic: Google Maps

12. EH10

26 complaints, mainly construction. This area covers a corridor from Bruntsfield to Morningside up to Fairmilehead. Pic: Google Maps
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