March 8, 2012 Scotsman.com By BRIAN FERGUSON
FOR years its reputation has been soured as a magnet for rowdy sports fans and raucous stag and hen parties.
But now a major overhaul of Edinburgh’s Rose Street is being planned in an attempt to turn it into a destination to rival the likes of London’s Carnaby Street – offering a tempting mix of pavement cafes, street entertainment and shops.
The Scotsman can reveal that £1 million is to be spent to transform the “forgotten” thoroughfare into a cosmopolitan avenue offering festival street theatre and new works of art, floral displays and market stalls. Council chiefs have pledged to enforce a strict traffic ban and to help “declutter” the area, while new welcome signs, flag displays and lighting displays are being planned to help bring it to life.
The Prince of Wales’s own architectural foundation, which was called in last year to help revive Rose Street’s fortunes, has recommended the city makes it a bohemian “destination” with a programme of special events focused on bringing a string of current “dead areas” to life.
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