A developer is hoping to turn the low income housing site where Sean Connery spent his tender years into a tourist attraction devoted to the famous Scottish actor.
Though no plan has been finalized, the Grosvenor development company is toying with the idea of installing a sculpture at the site along with a plaque detailing Sir Sean's achievements and potentially a few other works of public art.
The Scotsman reports that Connery's childhood home at 176 Fountainbridge was condemned and demolished in the sixties to make way for the expansion of the Newcastle brewery, which was itself subsequently shuttered. Today, the area houses a new development dubbed Springside that offers "Contemporary Urban Living" and rather mysteriously advertises itself with photographs of a man in an AstroTurf suit.
A Grosvenor spokesman said the company will be working with VisitScotland, the national tourism body and with Sir Sean himself to make sure the tribute is appropriate and as tourist friendly as possible.
Connery, who left Edinburgh in the late 1940s to join the Navy before going on to join MI6, has yet to comment on the project, which sounds unnervingly like a preemptive monument to his as-yet unfinished life.