Edinburgh Old Town fire
Edinburgh Old Town fire
THE massive £40 million redevelopment of the Cowgate fire site has finally been given the go-ahead, six years after the blaze ripped through the area.
NEIGHBOURS of the Cowgate fire site have welcomed news that a £40 million redevelopment plan for the site has passed its first planning hurdle.
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FIREFIGHTERS were yesterday continuing to dampen down a blaze that broke out in Edinburgh's Old Town on Friday night.
FIRE crews were today still tackling a major blaze which broke out last night in the Old Town.
WHEN fire broke out in centuries-old buildings in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, the news spread quickly not just around the city but across the world.
AUTHOR Alexander McCall Smith and seven other eminent figures today attacked proposals for a £40 million SoCo hotel development in the Cowgate.
IT WAS the scene of one of the worst fires in Edinburgh in living memory: a blaze which destroyed a host of historic buildings and created a gaping hole in the heart of the capital.
NEARLY six years after a major fire ripped through the heart of the Old Town, plans for the future of the derelict Cowgate site have been submitted to the city council.
It is five years since inferno razed businesses to the ground but £40m scheme could be worth wait.
AT long last detailed plans are to be submitted to the city council for the regeneration of the site created by the devastating Cowgate fire.
ARCHAEOLOGISTS digging at the site of the fire that devastated part of Edinburgh's Old Town have uncovered remains of buildings going back to the 16th century.
A MAJOR Fringe venue is to be created on the site of the Old Town fire, it was revealed today.
A GLASS dome inspired by the works of the architect Robert Adam will be the landmark feature of a £40 million development in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town.
A GLASS dome is to be the centrepiece of a £40 million hotel and leisure complex set to dramatically transform the fire-hit Cowgate site.
THE BBC's Restoration series is upon us again, highlighting buildings that have stood the test of time, but are in dire need of rescue. This year they include an Orkney lighthouse which is the oldest in Scotland, a 16th-century church in Cromarty and a Greek Revival town hall in Berwick. They command affection for different reasons - historic, architectural or simply because they have become part of a much-loved landscape.
THE site of the Old Town fire in the Cowgate is being considered as a potential home for the planned Scottish National Photography Centre.
A MULTI-MILLION pound project to regenerate part of Edinburgh's historic Old Town, which was ravaged by a devastating fire four years ago, has been unveiled.
A NEW hotel, arts centre, homes and offices are all planned for the Cowgate fire site, which is being touted as the home for a new cultural quarter in the Edinburgh.
A MULTI-million-pound deal has been struck to transform part of Edinburgh's historic Old Town which was destroyed by fire three years ago.
A MULTI-MILLION pound deal to transform the Cowgate fire site three years after it was destroyed has been clinched.
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