At a recent Neighbourhood Partnership meeting proposals to revamp the public space at the entrance to the Kirkgate Shopping Centre were discussed.
These include options to replace the benches, add trees, remove the railings and, perhaps most significantly, remove the ‘narwals tusk’ sculpture at the entrance.
The public realm improvements are designed to coincide with a planned upgrade of the shopping centre itself by the private firm that owns it.
Following the meeting two Leith councillors tweeted about the plans although, to date, no detailed proposals have been published by neighbourhood partnership staff.
Interesting discussion at @leithnp about a revamped space at kirkgate. Removal of tusk, better seating, new trees & no railings in plan.
— Adam McVey (@adamrmcvey) February 17, 2015
#leith neighbourhood partnership meeting discussing renovation of Kirkgate including removal of 'tusk'. Controversial or good riddance?
— Chas Booth (@CllrChasBooth) February 17, 2015
So, we’d like to know what you think too. Is it time to ditch the tusk?
Pic credit: Kirkgate shopping centre | http://bit.ly/1CVcn0J | CC | Graham Robson