The History of Leith

October 25, 2006

Water Of Leith

The Water of Leith may be only a little more than 18 miles long from its source in the Pentland Hills to the harbour in Leith, but for its size it has held an importance and an affection substantially more significant than many much longer Scottish rivers. It passes through some of the finest rural countryside in Lothian, with vignettes of exquisite beauty, through one-time thriving mill villages, it meanders by sections of Edinburgh’s dark old industrial past, vivid parts of the Capital’s story have unfolded along its banks and for at least 900 years it has played a key role in the development of Edinburgh and Leith. for more click here

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