The History of Leith

October 14, 2006

125 years on, Black Friday is remembered

EVERY fisherman on Scotland’s wind-lashed east coast knew from the rapidly plunging barometer that the storm was heading their way. The vast majority of skippers chose to remain in the safety of harbour rather than risk putting to sea.

In Berwick, just across the Scottish border, the vulnerable open fishing boats were tied firmly to the quayside.for more click here

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