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Campaign 'not over' to save Odean cinema

posted 11 Feb 2011, 21:24 by David Rintoul   [ updated 11 Feb 2011, 21:40 ]

Community activists determined to save the former Odeon cinema have vowed to fight on despite the listed building failing to attract a buyer.

Owner of the Clerk Street cinema, Duddingston House Properties (DHP), confirmed that the property agents acting on its behalf had been unable to find a buyer following a four-month marketing campaign.

DHP wants to demolish parts of the historic B-listed building and turn it into a hotel, but the plans were put on ice by a Scottish Government reporter after appeals by Historic Scotland, which said the building should be marketed again in the hope of finding a use which would avoid any demolition.