Friday 9 April 2010: to dust, all
When I first moved up here I was amazed at the amount of scaffolding covered with the sort of green netting stuff scaffolding always used to be covered in. It's probably just due to the high density of sandstone buildings around the place and the frequency of slated rooves and the subsequent continual need for cleaning, stone-replacement and slate-refastening. More popular over the last few years has been infestations of temporary wooden fence-barriers with diagonally-mounted diagonally-cut halves of strips of wood nailed on for strength. A batch has recently sprung up around the old brewery, apparently almost completely enclosing the site between Viewforth, the canal, Gilmore Park and Fountainbridge. There's been a bit more activity than usual around there recently and it's maybe finally reached the point where they're ready to tear down the remaining bits of metal-walled brewery ready to leave the site empty for another few years before building some more cheap-looking but stupidly-priced fashion-residences. At the moment the only concern is that the nicely flakey-painted fence-railings are gone, perhaps forever.