Monthly Archives: May 2012

Full Feature Article in the Evening News today

Gina Davidson from the Evening News came out to see the site for herself and was blown away: ARTHUR’S Seat sits proudly against the blue of the May sky. Edinburgh Castle’s flags are a slight fluttering in the distance. To … Continue reading

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Past to Present: letter from Craighouse Psychiatrist; access, social history and humanity at Craighouse

Craighouse has a long history and we have recently received a fascinating letter from someone who worked at the hospital as a Psychiatrist in the 60s who lived on Craiglea Place. This letter is both fascinating in terms of the … Continue reading

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Orchard in Blossom

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A Big Shout Out to our Local Shops and Businesses

Friends Of Craighouse are thrilled by the amount of support   from local businesses who are displaying our posters or acting as petition points. We would like to recognise this tremendous effort by publicly thanking them, so many many thanks go … Continue reading

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Napier Principal Dame Joan Stringer Issues Public Attack on the Friends

Two weeks ago we sent a letter to Dame Joan Stringer of Napier University outlining 8 pages of detailed factually-based researched questions about the sale of Craighouse campus and the exact involvement of the university in The Craighouse Partership’s proposals … Continue reading

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Cockburn Association Warns of Their Opposition if Plans go Ahead

The Cockburn Association have added their voice to the growing opposition to the Craighouse Partnership’s plans to build 116 new houses over protected green space and some of the most beautiful and loved parts of the landscape at Craighouse. In … Continue reading

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Petition reaches the 5000 mark!

We are delighted to announce that the petition has reached: 5000 signatures!! Whoop! The Evening News took this great photograph of us (including some of our top petitioners) clutching a huge mound of petitions in celebration.  People have asked us … Continue reading

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Craighouse: Napier Have Serious Questions to Answer on Sale, Support of Proposals and Financial Interest

On Monday, the Friends of Craighouse sent a letter to Dame Professor Joan Stringer, Principal of Napier University, with 8 pages of detailed questions about the sale of Craighouse and about statements that Napier have made since the sale. You … Continue reading

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Speaks for itself, I think

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A touch of the sublime in the heart of the city

We have been distributing newsletters in Craiglockhart and Morningside today. Quotes that sum up the day are “Awful what they’re doing. Just awful.” And from one Craiglockhart resident: “Who IS supporting this development?” A good question, as I haven’t met … Continue reading

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