The History of Leith

February 28, 2006

Cardinal Keith O’Brien at Leith Rotary

Cardinal Keith O’Brien spoke at Leith Rotary recently, being introduced by the President of the Club Gary Winney and with Sir Tom Farmer giving the vote of thanks. The Cardinal told us of his Leith connections, his father had worked in Leith Customs House. He then brought us up to date some harrowing tales of his recent visit to the Darfur, then in a light-hearted way he described us what it was like to be the first Scottish Cardinal involved in the election of a pope since Cardinal Gordon Gray who had been born and bred in Leith, at St Mary’s Star of the Sea.

Rev Ian Gilmour

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