The History of Leith

May 10, 2005

Leith Festival 5-11 JUNE 2005

Leith Festival continues to expand and this year we have developed the programme with more opportunities for everyone to come and take part.

We will give people the opportunity to get to know Leith through visits to more of Leith’s buildings through tours, recitals, concerts & exhibitions, live music events, comedy, theatre and the Parade and Gala Day on the Links.

Last year, thousands of Leither’s (and more than a few visitors) joined the ‘Walk the Walk !’ parade from Pilrig Street to Leith Links, and this year we hope to have even more to show the rest of the country that Leith is a proud, committed, strong and thriving community.

Remember to put this year’s Leith Festival dates into your diary and check out full details of the programme.

Most of all, remember to come to the events, enjoy them and support Leith, one of Scotland’s outstanding communities.

We hope to see you there ! Click here for more

John Arthur, a local genealogist, offers some pointers on tracing your family history.

Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th & Friday 10th June.

South Leith Parish Church Halls
6 Henderson Street, Leith

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THIS year’s Leith Festival will be the biggest yet, with more than 100 events taking place across 50 venues, organisers said today.

The programme includes a huge range of music, performance poetry, film, comedy and drama, as well as the likes of exhibitions, walks and debates.

A 12-strong band of volunteers has organised the annual community celebration, which will take place in settings ranging from the former drill hall in Dalmeny Street, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and Ocean Terminal to the Leith Dockers’ Club and bars and community halls.
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