History of Leith, Edinburgh

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March 4th, 2014

A walk to Edinburgh Castle from the mound,Edinburgh, Part 1

A walk to Edinburgh Castle from the mound,Edinburgh, Part 1 (video) Read more...

March 4th, 2014

A walk to Edinburgh castle from the Mound,Edinburgh,part 2

A walk to Edinburgh castle from the Mound,Edinburgh,part 2 (Video) Read more...

February 21st, 2014

Book reveals history of Calton Hill

Robert Louis Stevenson probably summed it up best when he wrote: “Of all places for a view, this Calton Hill is perhaps the best.” Read more...

Regular posts

April 1st, 2014

Broadside entitled ‘Hue and Cry, Atrocious Murder and Robbery’

AT Five o’clock this Evening WILLIAM BEGBIE, Porter to the British Linen Company at Leith, was Stabbed and Murdered in Tweedale’s Close, leading to the British Linen Company’s Office at Edinburgh, and Robbed of a Sealed Parcel, in a Yellow Canvas Bag, containing the following particulars, viz. Read more...

April 1st, 2014

Broadside entitled ‘Horrid Depravity!’

A melancholy Account of the Death of two Children, who were poisoned by a Man who went about selling Candy, at Portobello, near Edinburgh, on Tuesday last, in whose Possession was found valuable Articles,which he obtained from the Children in ex- change for his Candy. Read more...

April 1st, 2014

Broadside report of George IV’s sailing to England from Queensferry in 1822

An account of his Majesty’s Embarkation for England, at the Queensferry, on Thursday the 29th day of August, 1822 Also his Majesty’s Farewell Adress. Read more...

April 1st, 2014

Broadside entitled ‘Fire’

An account of that dreadful and destructive Fire that took place in Leith this morning, when the entensive Steam Mills on the Shore were burned to the ground, besides a number of other houses and property amounting to about £30,000, besides a number of persons severely hurt.? The particulars correctly given by an eye witness. […] Read more...

April 1st, 2014

Broadside regarding the execution of John Stewart

Of John Stewart, who was executed within the Flood-Mark at Leith, upon the 4th January 1711, for the Crime of Piracy and Robbery. Read more...

March 29th, 2014

Broadside entitled ‘Execution’

CHARLES DONALDSON, Sail-maker, Tolbooth Wynd, Leith, who was Executed this morning, at the head of Libberton s Wynd, for the Murder of Margaret Marr, his wife. Read more...

March 29th, 2014

Broadside entitled ‘Dreadful Shipwreck of a London Smack’

Full, True, and Particular Account of the melancholy Shipwreck of the London Smack Czar, near North Berwick, on Friday night last, when the Master, five of the crew, and thirteen Passengers were drowned. Read more...
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