The former

Palais de Dance

Fountainbridge, later to become

Mecca Palais Bingo Hall

August 2007

Fountainbridge - The former Palais de Dance', later to become the 'Mecca Palais Bingo Hall' - Photo taken August 2007

  For permission to reproduce, please contact                                   Photograph taken August 13, 2007


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Palais de Dance

The Foreground

The building in the foreground in this picture was the Palais de Dance, Fountainbridge, a well known Edinburgh dance hall.  It opened in 1921 and closed in 1967.

The building later became the Mecca Palais Bingo Hall, but that too closed a few years ago (around 2000?) when Mecca opened their new bingo hall at nearby Fountain Park, a new entertainment complex.

The Background

The building in the background is part of a new Edinburgh Quay complex of offices and restaurants, recently built at Lochrin Basin, at the eastern end of the Union Canal.  It is at the junction of  Fountainbridge and Gardner's Crescent.