Gorgie Farm: Locals prepare to gather in a show of support of beloved city farm forced to close its doors

Vigil being held on Monday to show support for Gorgie Farm

Locals are holding a vigil on Monday afternoon to show support for Gorgie Farm which has been forced to close due to “serious financial challenges”.

The gathering, organised by the Save Gorgie Farm Forever campaign, will take place outside the beloved city farm at 2pm on Monday. The farm, which is operated by charity Love, had recently warned patrons that it may be forced to close and despite efforts to save it, its fears became a reality.

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Last month, Love chief executive, Lynn Bell, said: “We have tried everything to avoid this situation, however with Covid and now cost of living crisis we do not believe we are able to support the Farm alone moving forward.”

Gorgie Farm: Locals prepare to gather in a show of support of beloved city farm forced to close its doors

Later it announced that the closing day would be January 16, despite council and government talks to attempt to save the farm, the doors are now closed.