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Braid Church

Braid Church, Morningside  -  Christmas Eve 2009

Braid Church at Morningside is a B-listed building, built in 1886.  In recent years, it has been used as a community centre attached to Morningside Parish Church, situated just under 1/4 mile to the south.

Morningside Church

Morningside Parish Church  -  Christmas Eve, 2009

Future Plans

Braid Church was sold by Church of Scotland in 2009.  Its new owners, G & L Properties, intend to convert it into a venue and performing arts centre, which would have:

-  a 400 seat auditorium

-  a second, smaller theatre

-  a studio for dance classes

-  a bar

-  catering facilities

Architects, Format Design (the company that converted the Royal Bank of Scotland's office at the East end of George Street  to become The Dome) have submitted a planning application for Braid Church.

A Planning Application has been submitted.  If planning consent is granted, they hope that the conversion can be completed by summer 2010.  Members of Morningside Community Council were due to meet with the developers in mid-January 2010 to discuss the application.

Edinburgh Evening News: November 16, 2006,  p.22  AND  January 11, 2010


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