Notes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council members-only meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday 26 May 2020 at 7pm Continue reading
LHNCC’s notes on the following planning matters have just been updated. See the bold items on the following pages:
- Aldi supermarket (Dock St)
- 1 Bath Road/Salamander Street
- 198 Great Junction Street
- 106-162 Leith Walk (Steads Place)
- Industry Lane/120 Ferry Road
- ‘Ocean Mist’ floating hotel
- Ocean Terminal shopping centre
- Port of Leith distillery
- South Leith Parish Church wall
- Tower Street
- Waterfront Plaza (Ocean Drive)
- Western Harbour – residential development
- Western Harbour – new primary school
Notes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council members-only meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday 28 April 2020 at 7pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item.
1 Introductions, apologies for absence, CEC requirements for online CC meetings
|Elaine Dick||LHNCC||Neil Tulloch||LHNCC|
|Don Giles||LHNCC||Bruce Ryan||Minutes secretary|
|Rob Levick||LHNCC||Cllr Adam MacVey||Leith ward|
|Jennifer Marlborough||LHNCC||Lisa Clarke||Representing Ben Macpherson MSP|
|Douglas Tharby||LHNCC||Deidre Brock MP||Edinburgh North and Leith|
|Arthur Young||LHNCC||Cllr Chas Booth||Leith ward||Cllr Gordon Munro||Leith ward|
(adapted from a post by Leith Distillery)
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Leith Distillery is now producing hand-sanitiser to assist various local bodies, including the NHS and the police, with the vital work they’re doing at this time. It is providing this service free of charge and is NOT selling sanitiser to the general public.
HMRC has approved Leith Distillery to use our ethanol to produce hand sanitiser to WHO (World Health Organisation) specifications. This is a basic recipe and produces a liquid substance rather than the gelatinous sanitiser that is normally commercially available.
Leith Distillery has no dispenser bottles available and so is distributing sanitiser in 70cl glass Lind & Lime bottles so that it can then be decanted into empty dispensers.
This product is intended to plug a hole in the supply chain while it is needed. As soon as you are able to procure more standard sanatiser gel, please do so. The WHO recipe we are using is not particularly kind to your hands.
Leith Distillery will supply to NHS organisations, care homes, police forces, council workers and any other relevant organisations.
Due to the flammable nature of this product, Leith Distillery is unable to send it by courier elsewhere in the country. It is available by collection only from our stillhouse. Please contact Leith Distillery in advance to organise a collection – do not come without confirmation from Leith Distillery that stock has been allocated for you.
Notes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council office-bearer meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday 24 March 2020 at 7pm
Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 25 February 2020 at 7pm Continue reading
(adapted from an email from Port of Leith Distillery)
We’ve been very busy getting our investment round over the line to start construction. It also transpired that there was more to do for us to discharge all of the planning conditions relating to the distillery construction and we’ve been liaising with Edinburgh Council to clear these up. Everything is always much more complicated than we think it will be.
We’ve had some presence on the site for a couple of weeks undertaking site clearance, but now the conditions have been discharged to the satisfaction of the Council, we can start the careful deconstruction of the shed and its transfer to its temporary home at the other end of Ocean Terminal. This will begin next week.
We’ve negotiated an agreement with Ocean Terminal to store the shed for one year, during which time a new home must be found for it, most likely another storage site, but longer term whilst funds are found for its reconstruction.
We met a representative from Forth Ports the other day and discussed their suggestion of re-erecting it at the Western Harbour site. He’s going to take it up directly with Charles Hammond.
Essentially, the clock now starts ticking. We have 12 months of storage agreed but after that the future becomes less certain. For our part, we now have our hands full with the distillery construction and must continue to raise investment. We hope that we can now hand this project on. We are happy to kick this off with a meeting.
Director, Port of Leith Distillery
+44 7720 438 093
Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 23 April 2019 at 6:30pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item. Continue reading
Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 6.30pm Continue reading