Friday 11 February 2011

Help Save Edinburgh's Old Odeon Building

Help Save Edinburgh's Old Odeon Building

If you think the building should be saved please sign this petition and circulate to those you know who would support this inititiative.

You may remember that you signed a petition to save the old Odeon cinema building on Clerk Street in Edinburgh. We thank you, it made a big difference! It was the fastest growing petition Edinburgh has seen. It was handed over to Historic Scotland and DHP's plans to demolish the unique auditorium were 'called in' for a public inquiry.

However, the battle isn't over!

DHP was instructed by the government to put the cinema on the market. At the closing date in January 2011, a number of offers were made by parties who plan to preserve or to restore this historic building. But DHP still refuse to sell it! They claim the offers are not high enough and they have publicly announced that they intend to carry on with their original plans to build a boutique hotel at the site.

A Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) is our last hope to breathe life back into the old Odeon building. The Southside Community Council have set up a petition for the Edinburgh City Council to protect the building and to issue a CPO.

They need your help.

Please sign their petition at and help save this beautiful and unique building from being demolished. It will only take less than two minutes of your time and have a huge impact on a very worthy cause.

Thank you!

Edinburgh College of Art (eca) is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC009201