In recent years, there have been several plans
for the former ocean liner,
The liner is now moored on the Water of Leith, at The Shore, between
Victoria Bridge and Bernard Street Bridge.
The latest plans 'Ocean Mist' are now
(at November 2007) for it to become a piano bar,
nightclub and restaurant complex called 'Cruz'.
In 1990, architect David Stamp sailed the motor
yacht 'Eala Bhan' around the north of Scotland before mooring it on
the Water of Leith at The Shore, to become the offices of architects,
Gilmour & Stamp.
Also moored at The Shore are two office barges. A
third due to arrive around December 1, 2006.
It is expected that a planning application will
be submitted around early 2007 for boats with accommodation to be moored
at the Water of Leith. See below.
Edinburgh Evening News announced, in
November 2006, plans to create floating holiday accommodation in Leith on
the Water of Leith. This has been a vision of architect and property
developer, David Stamp since he bought a stretch of the Water of
Leith, extending one mile inland from Victoria Bridge (the large swing
bridge over the Water of Leith at the entrance to Leith Harbour) 25 years
David Stamp died in November 2006, but his
business partner Fred Multon, a director of Water of Leith 2000,
says that he will do his best to make this vision become a reality.
He intends to submit a planning application for
boats with accommodation to be moored in Leith, on the Water of Leith,
within the next few weeks.