The History of Leith

May 8, 2006

The Darien Fiasco

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The idea of the company of Scotland was to start a Scottish colony in central America which turned into a complete farce. The first ships left Leith in 1698 but not many people returned to Scotland many having been killed by disease and the Spanish

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Letter from Colin Campbell who sailed from Leith on board the “Caladonia” in 1698 to his brother

Source-The Story of Scotland

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