The History of Leith

October 7, 2007

A closer look at a city legend

THE story of little Annie, the girl weeping in a miserable room off Mary King’s Close, all alone in the world after her whole family had perished from the dreaded plague, has touched the hearts of many.

Hers is just one of many tales of apparitions and hauntings in the Old Town’s legendary buried street. For years, tour parties have heard chilling accounts of horrific suffering, of the doomed souls incarcerated in a pit of death, disease, decay and starvation when plague struck, and of the notorious fire of 1750. for more click here

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