The History of Leith

September 12, 2006

Broadside entitled ‘Discovery of a Most Shameful and Infamous Den’

This news report begins: ‘This day is published, the Full Particulars of the Proceedings which have been lately carried on in that Infamous Den in St David’s Street, Edinburgh; with the examination of Mr and Mrs Balfour, and 2 young ladies, belonging to that Splendid Establishment…’ The publisher of the broadside was Forbes of Edinburgh, and the story was sourced from the Scotsman newspaper. for more click here

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