The History of Leith

May 8, 2006

The Darien Fiasco


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


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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