Edinburgh architect Dr James Simpson and Save Leith Walk campaigner Ian Hood share their views on how to handle Scotland’s derelict sites, as it’s announced that Scottish councils are to receive new powers that will allow them to order the sale of ‘eyesore’ derelict sites.
Read the full article in the Scotsman here.
Controversial plans for a £50 million multi-use development in Leith will be discussed by council officials for the first time later this month.
Read more here.
The campaign is urging residents to lodge their objections ahead of a decision in the new year.
Read the full article by Neil Pooran here.
We need your help to shape your community. The results will be used to support a Community Planning Workshop we will be hosting in January.
Article in today’s edition of The Guardian . Great to see our campaign is gaining national coverage (!)
Photograph: Drum Property Group
Campaigners led by the grassroots organisation Save Leith Walk have been working endlessly to prevent the destruction of the area’s heritage. The petition has received backing from many high-profile figures including Jeremy Corbyn and Edinburgh’s much-loved novelist Irvine Welsh.
The plan to stop the impending development of Leith walk
Read more the fill article in the Scotsman here about the coming Fundraising Gig at Summerhall. Please join in!
Meursault (!) is one of the artists who will be appearing at Bang The Drum. Thanks a lot to all the bands