Canongate Hopes for Redevelopment Soon

The plans for a UKĀ£180 million redevelopment, including offices, modern apartments and a five-star hotel, of the Canongate, an area dating back to 1128, mark a remarkable turnaround in the fortunes of this part of the Royal Mile.

Whether or not they go ahead—they face protests from the newly-formed Canongate Community Forum—they do at least show that this once regal, then neglected area is on the up again.