And if you know yir history………

While the story of Leith is in part the story of Kings and Queens, Merchants and Mariners, it is more the story of the “ordinary” people who lived in Leith and worked in its docks and industries – often in conditions that we would regard as intolerable nowadays.

Archaeological evidence shows that there was human settlement by the banks of the Water of Leith in prehistoric days.

Leith is usually thought of as the port or dock area of Edinburgh…not so….Between 1833 and 1920 Leith was an independent burgh.


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