Leith Depot has been granted another stay of execution following the dismissal of an appeal by Drum Property Group, who intend to redevelop the block that the popular club sits in.

However, although Drum had appealed the decision by Edinburgh City Council to refuse permission for the demolition and the subsequent development of the building, the appeals have been dismissed by the Scottish Government

Plans submitted by the developer for the construction of a hotel, student accommodation and flats were refused by the council in February.

The reporter from the Planning and Environmental Appeals Division of the Scottish Government, Karen Black, said that the building block made a “positive contribution” to the character and appearance of the area.

The victory for the Save Leith Walk campaigners means that the demolition of the parade of shops on Place cannot go ahead – for now.

Drum Property Group said they were “obviously disappointed” but will consider their position in the New Year.

A spokesperson for The Depot said: “We have to wait and see if there is any option available for us to remain trading. After the last 3 months of positive meetings with our landlord we remain optimistic.”