The Canongate Venture has had a varied history. First built as a primary school, then changed to a school of building, then craft and small business space for affordable rent. Now it lies almost empty while the Council and Mountgrange's administrators scurry around looking for a new developer to demolish it. Its long overdue to relet this space for local crafts, makers and small and start up businesses.
It can also provide much needed space for the community, space for community recycling, space for community organisations to meet, and the potential for a landscaped play area.
There is lots of potential and it cannot be considered surplus to requirements any longer.
SOOT continues to call on Edinburgh Council to bring our building back into use
Come and play at Canongate Venture playground on Sunday 9th May from 2pm