Scott Arthur


Professor Scott Arthur was first elected as a Councillor on the 4th of May 2017, but has been active in the Colinton/Fairmilehead Ward since moving there in 2000. In the Council he is a key member of the Transport & Environment Committee, the Regulatory and Licensing Sub-Committee and the South West Locality Committee.

His work on the Transport & Environment Committee builds on his experience as a Civil Engineer where he is a recognised international expert in the fields of flood risk management and urban drainage. 

Outside his work as a Councillor and Academic, Professor Arthur is a member of Fairmilehead Parish Church, active in the University & College Union, a keen cyclist (and Spokes member) and regularly volunteers at Edinburgh Parkrun (100 Club member).

To find out what’s happening in his Ward, please check his facebook page. To find out more about his politics, please check out his blog. Alternatively, he can be contacted on