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05/07/2006 Golf Course
05-JUL-2006

05/07/2006 Golf Course

Portobello Golf Course, Edinburgh

Currently the focus of local debate - should it be kept as a perimeter park, football pitches and golf course, or should some of the space by used for a much needed replacement high school and primary school?

Personally I'd rather the a brown field site (such as the old Freightliner rail terminal between the rail lines and Harry Lauder road) was used, but if that's not feasible then a nine hole golf course doesn't seem that worthwhile a use of the space compared to an essential school...

Sadly, the community seems to have split:

pfans.org.uk - for
portygreenkeepers.org.uk - against

At the graveyard:


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Dougie Robertson06-Jul-2006 09:40
The park should stay as a park. I played there many years ago since it was a public golf course.The last thing Edinburgh needs is to lose its public parks.
Yvonne06-Jul-2006 08:00
I hope they keep the trees if they do decide to build the school on the golf course.
Guest 05-Jul-2006 22:12
hope you took a spare pair of trousers in case you got a hole in one!