|Shelves being stacked with some of the 20000 new books|
In 48 hours the forty year wait by the Drum Brae, East Craigs and Clermiston communities for their Library will finally be over.
The new Drumbrae Library Hub will open to the public for business at 10.am on Tuesday. The hub will include a Day Centre for frail older people who also will be taking up occupancy this week, as well as council offices, occupied before Christmas.
This extraordinary project has gone like clockwork - on time and on budget. well done all involved in making that happen.
This library simply would not have happened if the Liberal Democrats were not in power in Edinburgh. The project featured in every one of the Lib Dem group budgets when we were in opposition. To see it finally delivered is immensely satisfying.
My friend and colleague Cllr Robert Aldridge deserves much credit for tirelessly fighting for this since before he was elected back in 1984 as do the Drumbrae Community Council, led by the admirable Reg Kingman. Their patience and persistence has finally paid off.
I understand, from our local Neighbourhood Manager, that kid have been pressing their noses against the glass doors itching to get inside for some weeks now. In just a few hours the wait will be over.
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