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Greendykes seen from Arthur's Seat

Greendykes is a suburb of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. It is a fairly large council scheme, which consists mostly of low-rise flats but also houses two 14 storey tower blocks (Greendykes House and Wauchope House). It is sometimes considered to be part of Craigmillar, areas such as Niddrie, Niddrie Mains and Newcraighall are also situated nearby. Affordable housing is being provided through a joint venture known as PARClife between the city council and EDI, a private company 100% owned by the Council. Greendykes was ranked as the 4th most deprived area in Scotland in the recent Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2006.

The low-rise flats were demolished between 2009 and 2010.


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Coordinates: 55°55′45″N 3°7′37″W / 55.92917°N 3.12694°W / 55.92917; -3.12694