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For our new ‘likes’ a revisit to a great film about our block.

A short video raising awareness of Drum Property Groups plans to demolish the iconic red sandstone building on Leith Walk, to make way for yet another private development.

*turn sound on*

LOVE Live Music at Leith Depot

#saveleithwalk #leith #stopthedemolition
#proudtobealeither #community #localbusinesses #leaveleithalone#persevere #leithmakesnoise

A big thanks to all of those who participated in this amazing event.

Message from Leith Depot:

Finally recovered from Love Live Music Week 9-15 July and just wanted to say a HUUUUUUUGE thank you to everyone involved!!! Thanks to you, we raised £750 from our week-long events which will be split between Save Leith WalkMusic Venue Trust andDrake Music Scotland and raised a fantastic £500 for St Columba’s Hospice during last Saturday’s alldayer!!

Massive thanks goes to all who attended, all the staff who worked hard to help steady a very busy ship and, in no particular order, to all of these fine folks!!! – Tallah and all at The Skinny David Pollock and The List The Spook School Phillip Taylor/PAWSPictish Trail Vic Galloway Jason Riddell D T H P D LJamie Sutherland Spinning Coin Tongue Trap Super Inuit Man of Moon Star Rover Storm the PalaceMeursault Hailey Beavis Moonsoup Chrissy Barnacle Bryan Kinsella Callum Easter Unofficial: Fast Girls Alan Moffat Leith Recording CompanyOrigano Edinburgh Beer Factory High Blood Pressure Martina Cannon Ball – Music Floored The Reverse Engineer SILVIO PAREDES, CO(N)DE ZERO, JOSE ROJAS Totally Sound Music ProjectDave Abbott Erin Cuthbert The Orange TilesScreamin’ Whisper ILL FITTING THOUGHTS Holy Savage The Violent Mood Swings Save Leith WalkDrake Music Scotland Music Venue Trust (if we’ve missed anyone, let us know and we’ll tag you!!!)

On to the next one eh?!

Upstairs X Afternoon Delight – Save Leith Walk

1 July at 14:00–17:00

To celebrate the bringing in of the summer, we are having an afternoon delight special at Upstairs this time around! Celebrate with music from Stephen McLaren and Errant Boy. The format will be something resembling a musical sandwich, with McLaren providing the old school Mother’s Pride plain loaf slices and Errant Boy providing a cracking hearty filling. Of course, that would be nonsense without a proper explanation – extended set from McLaren split in the middle by an Errant Boy masterclass. And if you’re still not with us even after that explanation, then you should just come anyway and see for yourself.

All the profits for this will go straight to the Save Leith Walk campaign. Ironic that a property management company with a musical instrument for its name would actively cause the destruction of one of the most vibrant musical hubs around. Here’s that’s a cracker even for me, and I haven’t seen anyone use it yet. It’s so good that I thought about deleting it in favour of using it in some kind of fantasy where I have the baws to speak at a Save Leith Walk meeting and challenge the Drum folk directly, to the applause of millions. If you see anyone using this, they are an imitator.

Still time to email our Councillors

Thank you to all of you who contacted Edinburgh University on your thoughts about the development.
As you are aware the planning application is still at the pre-planning stage. We would like it if you could email the councillors and express the feeling of the community and focus on stopping the demolition.
Many thanks for your continued support.

Reggae and Soul night at Leith Depot to stop the demolition!

A HUGE Reggae Got Soul THANK-YOU to all who turned out on Friday to help raise money for SAVE LEITH WALK and making it such a GREATTT night!

BIG thanks also to my good friends Peter Riddim Tuffa Berkengoff and Ras Istalion for bringing their rootical vibes to the night, your contributions were invaluable!

Delighted to say that together we raised over £700!!
We have another fundraiser on WEDNESDAY 27thJUNE @ LEITH DEPOT See

Save Leith Walk is feeling thankful

Save Leith Walk would like to say a big thank you to you all who visited our stall at Leith Festival, you helped raise £843.00. Thank you to all businesses who donated to our stall.

Candersons Sweet ShopBorlands Darts & TelevisionThe Edinburgh Remakery,Epoca Modern Era Vintage ClothingC & J VintiquesBarnardo’s Scotland The WalnutLovella Beauty & GiftsFolly AntiquesBijou BistroChop HouseWee Blue CooLocation ScotlandCampervan BreweryStewart’s Dockside TapHarburn HobbiesShort cut to the shore leith barberAlplingsTwelve TrianglesStewart Bremner ArtistRichie Collins Gallery LeithBad Tempered Baker,The Creative Showroom, More to follow….

Apologies in advance if I’ve missed you off, please let me know. Thank you!!

Thank you to Deborah Mullen for the photos.

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