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May 2006

Green Quarter - Plans

Sep 2006

Harewood Road and Crescent - Demolition


Wauchope Crescent - Demolition


The Launderette - Demolition


The White House - Plans

May 2006

Green Quarter

A proposal to create 150 acres of open parkland is to be  announced on May 6, 2006, as part of the first Edinburgh Parks & Gardens Open Day.

The Green Quarter is to be on private land, not previously open to the public, between Niddrie Mains Road and Old Dalkeith Road, about a mile to the south of Arthur's Seat.

Plans include:

-  the creation of a new community woodland and arboretum

-  a restored river park following the course of the Niddrie Burn

-  an enhanced Craigmillar Countryside Park

- a new community sports centre and pitches next to Castlebrae School.

[Edinburgh Evening News:  May 5, 2006:  p.23.]


September 2006

Harewood Road

The houses in Harewood Road have all now been demolished, but the former Craigmillar Primary School in Harewood Road is still standing.

The owners of the building,  Lothian Housing Association, have obtained money to redevelop it as a centre of excellence for the arts and social enterprise organizations.

The former Craigmillar Primary School, Harewood Road, Craigmillar -  photographed March 2006 ©

Harewood Crescent

Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of the houses in Harewood Crescent.  The houses were demolished before I started photographing the area.  This street now seems to be used mainly by learner drivers, under instruction.

Perhaps somebody else will have a photograph of the houses that they can send to me for the web site.

Peter Stubbs:  September 10, 2006.



Wauchope Crescent

All the houses in and around Wauchope Crescent, except for one house in the crescent, are now empty.  The residents have moved out. Demolition began in late 2006 . 

The cinema went long ago.  The empty launderette is still standing, at February 2007, but probably for not much longer.

-  Peter Stubbs:  February 4, 2007



The Launderette

The old launderette at the corner of Wauchope Crescent and Wauchope Avenue was finally demolished on March 8, 2008.  The last of the houses in Wauchope Crescent were demolished on March 10, 2008.

There are now only three of the old blocks of housing still standing in Craigmillar, all unoccupied.

-  Peter Stubbs:  March 18, 2008



Johnni Stanton has compiled an exhibition of old Craigmillar pictures, titled 'Craigmillar Then'.  The exhibition is currently (at July 2009) on display at The John Maxwell Gallery, Artspace, Craigmillar.

Johnni writes:

The White House

"PARC, the company behind the regeneration of Craigmillar have finally bought The White House and are thinking about what to do with it.  It is to be restored to its former glory.

The main idea that local people (those of us still living here) appear to prefer is:

-  a continental style Café/bar, and

- heritage museum and gallery of Craigmillar pics in the old dance hall on the upper floor.

If any of the EdinPhoto readers like this idea, please write to:

PARC Craigmillar Ltd
Dolphin House
4 Hunter Square

OR  email PARC
OR  phone
PARC at 44 (0)131 220 4424

to register your approval of it."

Johnni Stanton, Craigmillar, Edinburgh:  July 16, 2009




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