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Bid to save arts cafe halfway to success

posted 19 Sep 2011, 10:29 by David Rintoul   [ updated 19 Sep 2011, 10:49 ]

The campaign to save free arts centre the Forest Cafe has raised almost half the amount needed to buy its building and secure its future.

The cafe was forced to leave its premises in Bristo Place after Edinburgh University Settlement, which owned the building, went bankrupt.

The former church is now in the hands of administrators and is up for sale. Organisers of the cafe say that if they can raise £100,000 they can secure a mortgage to buy the property for themselves.