The History of Leith

July 28, 2004

Letterhead of Adam, Sons & Co, Leith

Wool Sales, 1884 who had their premises in Leith at 129 Constitution Street, Leith.

The letter stated, “we take this opportunity of reminding Wool Growers who have not hitherto been accustomed to send their Wools for disposal in this market, that the Leith Wool Sales are the largest of the kind for Home-grown Wools in Great Britain; and as both English and Scotch Manufacturers attend them,

Wool Growers have the advantage of getting their Wools sold direct to the Consumer who bids most in an Open Market…. Owing to Leith being exceptionally well situated, with several competing railway lines to England, and numerous sea routes to England, Ireland and the Continent, freights to and from it are exceptionally low.”
(National Archives of Scotland reference GD176/2640)

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