Cammo Estate is a lovely green area of Edinburgh that was recently made into a Local Nature Reserve. The council sold a property near the estate and tthe funds from that sale along with matched funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund are to go to the restoration of the estate. Three design options have been put forward, with varying elements of utilisation of the ruined historical buildings and improvement of the local biodiversity. All options include establishing a much needed cafe and having toilets that are open all the time. The options aren't set in stone and elements of each option can be combined.
The option I voted for is the one that preserves the estate much as it currently is and uses the Lodge House (the building at the entrance that is used for exhibitions, and has toilets, but is only currently open two days a week) as the cafe. Though I also chose the idea from oneof the other options of setting up a wetland area at the edge of the estate. The other options I feel include too many infrastructure developments that risk the estate becoming over-run with people to the detriment of the wildlife and the current air of tranquility of the estate.
If you're in Edinburgh and care about the future of Cammo Estate, then you can drop into the Lodge House today or tomorrow and comment on the proposals (you can read the outline proposals here). Meanwhile, here are some photos of the estate