MSP backs park battle

LOTHIANS Green MSP Alison Johnstone has tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament backing the campaign against luxury housing in Inverleith Park.

In it, she praises the "formidable efforts" of the Save Inverleith Park Campaign to highlight the strength of public objections to the proposal and asks fellow MSPs to declare support for efforts to have the entire park area included in the council's Open Space audit, to involve the community in deciding its future use and to fully investigate the common-good status of the park.