Garbage star Manson '˜sad' over centre closure plan

Rock star Shirley Manson has told of her sadness at plans to close the community centre where her chart-topping band Garbage were honed.

Friday, 1st April 2016, 8:55 am
Updated Friday, 1st April 2016, 9:02 am
Garbage singer Shirley Manson has been saddened by the potential loss of the Edinburgh music facility. Picture: Victor Chavez/Getty Images

The Evening News told earlier this week how council officers were set to recommend the closure of Inch House.

The building has suffered a series of maintenance problems and requires extensive work.

A campaign launched to save it has now won the backing of Capital-born Manson.

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Asked on social media by the Inch Community Association if she had any comment to make, Manson replied: “This saddens me deeply.”

Plans to close the centre are due to be put before city councillors in May.