Princess cuts cord on new port housing

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The Princess Royal was set to open a new affordable housing development in Leith today.

The Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) 60-flat Quayside development at Coburg Street comprises a mix of 44 social rented and 16 shared ownership properties.

The Princess Royal was expected to visit the home of Robert Gilchrist, who recently moved into his two bedroom apartment overlooking the Water of Leith with his son Liam.

She was also attending a reception in Coburg House Art Studios and unveiling a plaque which will be displayed at the property’s Quayside entrance.

Keith Anderson, chief cxecutive of PoLHA, said: “It is an honour to have HRH The Princess Royal officially open our new development and meet with some of our residents and with the people involved in the project.”