Not another pub

I was dismayed to hear the news that Wetherspoon has finally been given the go-ahead to convert the Picture House on Edinburgh’s Lothian Road into a super-pub.

What is it with our council? Edinburgh city centre is literally awash with drinking venues and they are still handing out 
licences for more.

At a time when we are constantly being warned about the risks of excessive drinking, and A&E is swamped with drunks every weekend, just what we need is yet another pub.

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The Picture House has provided an intimate setting to see some great bands over the years, and should have been retained for that purpose – it also provided drink!

Kathryn Sharp

Blinkbonny Road


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