House is an grade-A listed building, close to The Shore, Leith. Its
architecture is 17th century, but its exact age is not known.
It was once owned by the wealthy merchant, Andrew Lamb.
it has been owned by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) who have leased
it to Edinburgh & Leith Age Concern as a day centre and to other tenants
negotiating the sale of Lamb's House
to EDI, an Edinburgh Council-owned development company.
It had been
expected that the property would be developed as flats, but now EDI
is coming under increasing pressure from campaigners to convert the
building into a museum.
that they do not have the resources to convert the building into a museum.
Edinburgh Evening News: July 28, 2007: p.6.