The fight to save Meadowbank Stadium and its facilities will be highlighted in the city centre this Saturday.
Save Meadowbank campaigners will join with other campaign groups as part of the Canongate Community Project’s “Edinburgh At Risk” day which includes films, workshops and discussions.
“Everyone is welcome to come along to see how campaigns such as ours are making a positive difference,” said Save Meadowbank spokeman Kevin Connor. “This will be a good opportunity to see an excellent video about Meadowbank and read our latest newsletter.”
Edinburgh At Risk (EAR) was founded last year. It is a non-political umbrealla organisation open to all who value the city’s communities, culture, history and future. Campaigns involved so far include Save Our Old Town, Save Meadowbank, Orroco Pier (South Queensferry), Porty Greenkeepers and Save Glenogle Baths.
Conservation architect James Simpson OBE picked up the same theme in the Spring 2008 edition of ICOMOS newsletter when he wrote: “Edinburgh is at greater risk than it has been since the 1960s.”
Event organiser Sally Richardson encourages people to attend what is sure to be an informative day. She said: “Have you got concerns about proposed developments and don’t know what to do? Come along to find out what’s going on in Edinburgh and its surrounding area. Meet others who have concerns and find what they are doing.”
The event, at 8 St Mary’s Street (just off the Royal Mile), is free and runs from 10:00 to 16:00 on Saturday 31 May.