The History of Leith

July 4, 2007

Leith Trade in the Middle Ages

After the sacking and burning of Berwick in 1296 Leith became the principal port for Scotland exporting wool from the large Monastic Houses in the Borders to Flanders and France

16th century merchants

The blessing of Lendit Fair at which Scots wool from Leith was sold early 15th century

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