In over 2,000 posts on this blog since its inception exactly 4 years ago, the Odeon has been in 19 of them. You can review the back story as reported at this blog here.
There is some way to go, though, before this issue of this unoccupied building is resolved. The latest contribution is a campaign and petition initiated by the Southside Community Council. It is reported in the Evening News here and you can go to the campaign website where there is some excellent information.
The petition can be found on here. It calls for the compulsory purchase of the cinema. For my part, I think a public injection of money is that last route we should go down. The Odeon, an unoccupied building in the local landscape and community for around nine years, desperately needs an injection of vision and ideas from someone with the cash to realise those ideas.
The previous intervention of the Historic Scotland and the Scottish Government has had the effect of what can best be called 'heritage blight' on the local community. The community urgently needs this building or site to be a living venue providing life, activity and employment in the area.
But I am happy to provide the links above if you disagree with me!