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Portobello Town Hall
Address: Portobello High Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, EH15 1AF
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Telephone: 0131 669 5800
, the building was used as an events venue into the early 21st century but, with running costs substantially exceeding revenue, the venue was being significantly subsidised by the City of Edinburgh Council. In June 2019, the town hall was closed by the city council after the masonry and plasterwork were found to be in poor condition. The city council put the building on the market for lease in February 2020, and, following a competitive process, it agreed to enter into exclusive talks with a local community organisation known as Portobello Central in May 2021. The city council confirmed, in June 2021, that it had allocated £350,000 of capital investment to the town hall project, money provided by the Scottish Government under its Place Based Investment Programme. Portobello Central became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) in July 2021. In November 2022, the Finance and Resources Committee of the City of Edinburgh Council agreed to offer Portobello Central SCIO a 25-year, fully repairing, lease at £1 per year.
3-page feature with drawings and photos, from
The Building News
of 11th December 1914
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