Central Library

Edinburgh Central Library vs Virgin Hotels petition outcome briefing note

The ‘generic briefing note’ agreed at the Finance and Resources Committee on 1 February 2019 is reproduced below here. Producing this briefing note sought to address the second of two petition demands (see http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/directory_record/1043589/edinburgh_central_library_vs_virgin_hotel) requiring a ‘detailed report on purchasing back land and buildings which form part of the India Buildings hotel-led development, sold by the Council without a full consultation on the implications for the Central Library.’ Read more

Edinburgh Central Library vs Virgin Hotel petition outcome

City of Edinburgh Council’s Finance and Resources Committee’s response to Edinburgh Central Library vs Virgin Hotel petition, 1 February 2019. Following on from 11 December 2018’s presentation of the Let There Be Light campaign’s petition to the Education, Families and Children Committee the petition’s second request was for: Read more

Timeline of everything (wip)

This timeline of everything features key moments in Central Library, Edinburgh’s history, from its inception to its current parlous state precipitated by City of Edinburgh Council’s consented India Buildings hotel development and its new-build high-rise block located on Cowgate common good land, just 5m from the library’s west elevation of windows designed for daylighting all three floors of public rooms within the building. Read more