Council meetings in the capital are to be broadcast live online for the first time.
A pilot scheme which will start after the summer holidays will see the full City of Edinburgh Council meetings shown through the local authority’s website.
If successful, it will be rolled out to other meetings and committees.
Some other councils in Scotland already broadcast their meetings and the Scottish Parliament can be watched online.
A spokesman for the City of Edinburgh Council said the equipment would be installed over the summer and the live stream will start when the council is back in session.
Alastair Maclean, head of corporate governance, said: "As well as providing the people of Edinburgh with greater access to how decisions are made for the city, this will also provide a more complete record of council meetings. We will need to assess how the pilot goes and see both if we want to continue it for full Council meetings and if it should be extended to other committees."
The new leader of the council, Andrew Burns, welcomed the move.
Cllr Burns said: "I welcome the fact that we are going to trial this method which should improve the openness and transparency of how the Council carries out its business. Webcasting is provided by many other authorities and is seen as an important service to the public.
"It’s really important that our communities have a greater chance to participate in local democracy, and being able to observe Council meetings through webcasting is an important step in that direction."
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