Waster Hailes

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The Union Canal gaun through Waster Hailes

Waster Hailes is a suburb in the sooth wast ae Edinburgh.

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It uised tae be a fermin area. In the early 1970s a big hoosin scheme wis biggit, an folk fae Edinburgh an Leith were moved in. It developed a reputation fir unemployment but developed wide-rangin community projects an aw. It wis governit by the Waster Hailes Representative Cooncil an a network o local neighbourhood cooncils. These neighbourhood cooncils are still thair, bit the Representative Cooncil wis replaced by a Commonty Cooncil in 2009.