Fairmile Inn becomes Pentland Outdoor Centre :: Shared Description

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.
by M J Richardson
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NT2467 : The Fairmile Inn has gone! by M J Richardson
NT2467 : Basement at Lothianburn by M J Richardson
NT2467 : The site of the Fairmile Inn by M J Richardson
NT2467 : New building at Lothianburn by M J Richardson
NT2467 : Entrance to Craigdon Mountain Sports by M J Richardson
NT2467 : Foundations at Lothianburn by M J Richardson
NT2467 : Entrance to craigdon Mountain Sports by M J Richardson
NT2467 : New building at Fairmilehead by M J Richardson
NT2467 : Fairmile Inn by Richard Webb
NT2467 : Site clearance at Fairmilehead by M J Richardson
NT2467 : Pentland Outdoor Centre by M J Richardson
NT2467 : Steel framework for new building at Lothianburn by M J Richardson
NT2467 : Houses on Caiyside at Swanston by M J Richardson
NT2467 : 44 Biggar Road, Edinburgh by M J Richardson
NT2467 : Replacement for the Fairmile Inn by M J Richardson
NT2467 : New building at Fairmilehead by M J Richardson
NT2467 : New building at Lothianburn by M J Richardson
NT2467 : Building site at Lothianburn by M J Richardson
NT2467 : Building framework at Fairmilehead by M J Richardson
NT2467 : Craigdon Mountain Sports by M J Richardson
NT2467 : Building site at Fairmilehead by M J Richardson
NT2467 : New building on Biggar Road by M J Richardson


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Created: Sun, 21 Jun 2015, Updated: Mon, 22 Jun 2015

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