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Leith: Victory for allotment holders as they avoid losing the plot

posted 1 Dec 2008, 07:10 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 1 Dec 2008, 07:12 ]
Dig for Victory allotments, created to feed the Capital during the Second World War, have been saved under revised plans to create a new waterfront park.

The council has approved plans to turn a large part of Leith's industrial heartland into a green corridor stretching from Leith Links to the Firth of Forth.

Scores of warehouses, yards and depots stretching from Salamander Street to the coast will be demolished for the project.

The allotments on Leith Links were originally earmarked to be grassed over, with replacements created nearby, as they will stand in the middle of the newly-extended park.

By Andrew Picken

Full Evening News story here.