Wanted: an Angel for Leith PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 September 2010 09:54

Edinburgh blogger Fay Young writes about the potential for Leith Walk to be one of the grandest streets in Edinburgh.  In her article:

Wanted: an Angel for Leith

she draws some interesting parallels with Gateshead.  The installation of Anthony Gormley's 'Angel of the North' sculpture was part of a deliberate campaign to regenerate the area.  The Water of Leith has of course recently seen the installation of a series of Anthony Gormley sculptures.

Fay had photographed some of the vacant properties in Leith in a recent visit to locate recent 'pop-up' enterprises.

Quoting Newcastle's use of, 'art and local pride as the engine of growth and hope', Fay calls for a similar vision for Leith.