NT2467 : Site clearance at Fairmilehead

taken 4 years ago, near to Fairmilehead, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Site clearance at Fairmilehead
Site clearance at Fairmilehead
Three months on from NT2467 : Replacement for the Fairmile Inn and NT2467 : The Fairmile Inn has gone!. Work has started on the redevelopment of the site of the Fairmile Inn.
Fairmile Inn becomes Pentland Outdoor Centre
Originally built in the late 1930s as the Hillburn Roadhouse, the art-deco roadhouse-style pub, later described as a 1950s public house, the Fairmilehead Inn, was abandoned around 2004. It was closed and boarded-up by 2009, and was put up for sale in July 2011. A youtube video from 2012 gives an idea of what the inn was like after it had been abandoned. LinkExternal link . A report from 2013 gives a detailed account of the state of the inn at that time LinkExternal link .

The new Outdoor Centre fits into the landscape quite well, with the appropriate background of the Pentland Hills, whose users it is intended to serve. There are also some flats and I believed there will be some other retail outlets as well. Much more sympathetic than the plans proposed, and abandoned, in 2004, although planning permission had been granted LinkExternal link

The Big Red Directory LinkExternal link notes that the pub is still open [June 2015] !

Previously there had been an early medieval settlement on the site.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Construction, Development 
Place (from Tags)
Edinburgh  Fairmilehead  Lothianburn 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2481 6776 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:53.8240N 3:12.2380W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2481 6780
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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