Aircraft Noise

(Update: August 8th, 2020.  (The Noise and Tracking system, Caspar, that you can access through the Edinburgh Airport website appears to have been fixed and is now showing aircraft tracks and readings from the noise monitors correctly.   )

The Edinburgh Airport Noise Advisory Board, on which DDCC is represented, has recently published its annual report which you can download from the following link.

EANAB Annual Report 2019

You can find out more about the work of EANAB at their website which is

As the number of flights to and from Edinburgh Airport steadily increases, so does the disturbance that residents of Dalkeith experience.  Some people have only realised how much aircraft noise there was when it stopped during the Covid-19 lockdown.  But now aircraft are beginning to fly again and so we are beginning to be affected by airplane sound again.  This doesn’t have to be the case as there are alternative routes the planes could fly that wouldn’t take them over Dalkeith.  As you become aware again of aircraft noise and the disturbance it brings, it is important to make a complaint to the Airport.  The number of noise complaints has to be  presented in monthly reports to various bodies where questions can be asked.  To make a complaint is easy as the Airport have set up an online form.  The link to it is here.

Please make use of it each time you are disturbed by a plane, especially at night.

If there is any comment you would wish to  make to DDCC regarding aircraft noise, perhaps something you would wish raised at the Airport Noise Board,  please email and we will look into it.

The Airport has created what they call their Noise Lab, which you can find on their web site here.  It provides some general data about the previous days flights.  It also has a link to the ‘Casper’ flight tracking site where you can see live where all planes arriving and departing from Edinburgh Airport currently are.  (It’s not quite live – there is approximately a 15 minute delay.).  The link to the tracking page is here (opens in a new tab).  As well as seeing the live situation, you can also see collated tracks.  Here is the picture for October 19th, 2018 from 9.00am to 6.00pm.  (Arriving planes have orange tracks, departing planes have blue tracks.)