The History of Leith

August 13, 2004

Early history of Leith

Much of what is accepted today as Leith History originated from “The History and Antiquities of Scotland” written by William Maitland and published in 1757. However despite being a excellent historian some of what he says about Leith is being questioned today. However it was Maitland who realised that South Leith Church Orginated from a simple Hopice type building developing later by the additions of the North and South Aisles and a Choir area destroyed during the Siege of Leith.

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