The History of Leith

June 7, 2004

Early Leith

In many ways Restalrig was the earliest Christian settlement in the area with the coming of the cult of St Triduana. On the death of St Triduana in the 4th or 7th century the date is uncertain she was buried at Restalrig and near to where she was buried a well sprung up and pilgrims from all over came to bath their eyes in the water. This ceased at the Reformation. Her Well suffered a name change to St Margaret’s Well.

The picture above shows the house/castle of the Logans Barons of Leith and Restalrig overlooking Lochend.

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