The History of Leith

October 7, 2007

Edinburgh’s ‘links’ to the Black Death

FOR GENERATIONS of Edinburgh people, Bruntsfield Links has always been more than just another of the city’s scenic parks. Quite apart from its fine vistas across the Meadows to the historic Edinburgh Castle, it is also recognised as the world’s oldest short-hole golf course, with the Burgess Golfing Society founded in 1735.

But children learning to putt balls over the seemingly innocuous grassy slopes of the links are often told of what – or perhaps that should be who? – is said to lie beneath. Parents whisper that these green mounds are the burial sites of plague victims. for more click here

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