The History of Leith

April 18, 2007

Pinkerton’s great detective story


HIS CREDENTIALS sound like those of an all-American hero. The original “Private Eye”, he founded the world’s most famous detective agency, foiled a plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln and pursued outlaws and desperadoes – including the notorious Jesse James – across the American west.

Allan Pinkerton, whose agency still bears his name, cut his teeth many miles and an ocean away – in the mean streets of 19th-century Glasgow. for more click here

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