Proposals made by the Portobello Arts Trust,
BTOTB ('Big Things on the Beach'), were welcomed by politicians,
councillors and residents when they were announced at a public meeting in
BTOTB's proposals, costing £35m,
- restoring the
promenade to its former glory
- building a new pier
- creating Scotland's first national
maritime centre, with a simulation of the seabed of the Firth of Forth.
BTOTB hope to receive up to £25m funding towards
these proposals from the lottery Living Landmarks program. If the
lottery bid is successful, building work could begin in 2007.
Portobello previously had a pier from 1871 until
1917. The new scheme is being promoted under the slogan
Re-aPier. This article appeared in the Edinburgh Evening News
under the heading:
" Pier we go again at Portobello."
[Edinburgh Evening News, December
[Herald & Post, 15 December 2006, p.8]