The History of Leith

October 7, 2004

Police and the Leith Dock Strike 1913


This contingent of Fife Officers were seconded to assist Leith Police during the dock strike in August 1913. The officer second from left in the front row is Constable, later Sergeant James Peebles. He was an ardent member of the Police Federation and gave evidence to the Royal Commission on Police Terms and Conditions of Service in 1919. Mr. Peebles later became Provost of Auchtermuchty.

From Fife Constabulary website at http://www.fife.police.uk/Police_History/phistory1912-1920.htm

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