The History of Leith

July 24, 2006

Adventures in the cruel sea

‘IF THERE’S a hell on Earth that’s it. You’re up to your knees in blood and guts the whole time.”

Even after 50 years, Norman Jamieson still remembers his father’s vivid description of working as a whaler in the Antarctic. But the warning wasn’t enough to put him off. In 1953, aged 16, Norman reported for duty at Leith Docks, before going “down south” in the footsteps of his dad James and older brother. for more click here

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