The History of Leith

November 15, 2005

The Leith Mystery Plays


Noahs wife


Mary and Joseph


The Angels visiting Abraham


The Crucifixion

The Trade Guilds or Incorporations of Leith were dedicated to a Saint and were basicaly religous and trade organisations and so on holidays and the various Saints days the Mystery plays were performed in the streets of Leith up to 1560 at the time of the Reformation in Scotland when they were abolished. The plays were based on a religous theme however through time they gradually turned into comedy or low farce and so the preformances wasn’t always appreciated by the Church.

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