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Offline mcampbell

Ridiculous that Ambassador gets the OK while Blair Street does not.  Ambassador is dire, and always has been. Blair, by comparison, was one of the top two in Edinburgh - LSS being the other.

Since Newtown got the OK and is, as far as I know, run by the same people as Blair, then I wonder if the wonderful Heidi and Daisy will move there instead.

Shame - I'd really miss BSS of they don't get renewed.  I couldn't say I would have missed Scorpio or Carols - both a shadow of their former selves.

Offline carlisle78

Isn't Blair one of those that only has to change its signage in order to gain approval?
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Offline Thehun10

Isn't Blair one of those that only has to change its signage in order to gain approval?


No, they were rejected although they are still open today.

Check out this story

http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/edinburgh-saunas-police-demands-unenforceable-1-3157505



Offline bepi

I believe that Blair Street have appealed again so will stay open until the hearing, whenever that is?


Offline Thehun10

http://video.stv.tv/bc/news-131111-g-saunas/?redirect=no

The Edinburgh Saunas will soon be given their proper name of Edinburgh Brothels.
The sauna owner can now be charged with brothel keeping.

Offline Silverado

The sauna owner can now be charged with brothel keeping.

Nothing's changed in that respect. They always could.  Having a Public Entertainment Licence was never a "Get out of jail free card."

Offline Thehun10

Nothing's changed in that respect. They always could.  Having a Public Entertainment Licence was never a "Get out of jail free card."

Running 12 brothels (Saunas) in Edinburgh for 30 years with no convictions is a "Get out of jail free card."

Took the words right out of my mouth TH10.

This was the only way the reasonably straight saunas were going to get closed down and now it's going to happen it seems. Still, they've got a year of their licences to run.

Edinburgh's great and good talking openly about how the saunas were the best way to protect sex workers was always going to result in the innocent bystander asking "Why aren't they being done for brothel-keeping?"

The unelected police, despite criticism on here and other places, were never going to bring charges of brothel keeping against the reasonable saunas as long as the democratically elected council gave them a blessing by licencing them. All the pressure of the past year was to get to this position, where the council are seen to be protecting brothels, and they've caved in.

I know we're punters, but we can't blind ourselves to the fact that, like it or not, living off keeping a brothel is illegal and, while they'll always exist, it was too much to expect them to exist in the form they have done for a good while in Edinburgh.

Scotland could, of course, learn from this and legalise brothel keeping. Starting from now, that would become law in an SNP controlled parliament in about August 2014. Any bets on that? I thought not. 

Offline bobbiO

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-24956951

"A consultation is to be held on whether Edinburgh Council should end its long-standing tolerant approach to the sex trade by scrapping licences for saunas.
Councillors have approved plans for the consultation on changing public entertainment licence rules.
It will be open to responses from the public from Tuesday.
Council officials said the current arrangement was "no longer effective" and saunas should be regulated in the same way as other businesses.
They said that removing saunas and massage parlours from licensing would mean they could continue to operate but would be subject to "enforcement activity through trading standard and public health powers".
And any criminal or illegal activity would be a matter for Police Scotland.
Edinburgh is the only Scottish city to operate a licensing scheme for saunas and massage parlours, part of its tolerant approach to the sex trade.
Convener of the council's regulatory committee, Councillor Gavin Barrie, said: "The regulatory committee today approved plans to hold a consultation on potentially removing the requirement for saunas and massage premises to be licensed.
"The consultation will be open to responses from the public and interested organisations from Tuesday, 19 November."

Offline Thehun10

The latest fun & games is a "Job Club" ... to help women find work away from the vice industry

Now, I was in LSS yesterday and last week and all the girls were from Romania.
Rebecca - Romanian
Laura -  - Romanian
Vanessa - Romanian
Jacky - Romanian
Candace - Romanian
Sandy  - Romanian
Abby - Romanian
Kim - Romanian
Samoan - Romanian
Kat - Thailand

I think the council are a bit out of touch with the 2013 sauna industry.

http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/council-to-set-up-a-job-club-for-saunas-sex-staff-1-3190223

http://news.stv.tv/east-central/248737-edinburgh-saunas-council-take-first-step-towards-scrapping-licences/





« Last Edit: November 15, 2013, 04:39:17 PM by Thehun10 »

hi all just had a look is there any open ? was at blair street last time was here so are there any open ?

Offline Thehun10

hi all just had a look is there any open ? was at blair street last time was here so are there any open ?

They are still all open.


Offline Thehun10

9 sq miles of sex for sale - Edinburgh must have the largest red light district in the history of the world.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/revealed-sex-workers-establish-vice-2801163

Offline carlisle78

9 sq miles of sex for sale - Edinburgh must have the largest red light district in the history of the world.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/revealed-sex-workers-establish-vice-2801163

The horrendous hyperbole of Grub Street!

"Vice Dens" indeed.

The sauna situation hasn't caused these flats to open they've always been there.

Nice of the press to give the police some pointers.
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Offline sparrow


  I think it's fair to say Annie Brown is against saunas. . .


  http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/annie-brown-edinburgh-painted-online-2811607


  I have to say I've never noticed the blood and faeces smeared all over the walls. Obviously I'm too busy with my sordid, villainous punter ways.

Offline Iowte

  I think it's fair to say Annie Brown is against saunas. . .


  http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/annie-brown-edinburgh-painted-online-2811607

"Punters are not the only vermin to visit. In some, there are rats, fleas and a variety of infestations."

To be fair, those pubic rats are a real nuisance.  I had to send a whippet in the last time.

Offline Thehun10

  I think it's fair to say Annie Brown is against saunas. . .


  http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/annie-brown-edinburgh-painted-online-2811607


  I have to say I've never noticed the blood and faeces smeared all over the walls. Obviously I'm too busy with my sordid, villainous punter ways.


“bodily fluids from blood to faeces are smeared on the walls. Punters are not the only vermin to visit. In some, there are rats, fleas and a variety of infestations”

Absolutely Brilliant


Thank you ANNIE BROWN for your work of fiction, maybe the Daily Record should stick to their core topics of telling us about TV like Eastenders, X-Factors, Coronation Street ect, and leave journalism proper newspapers.






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