The History of Leith

October 23, 2007

Did you know?

Did you know that coal is transported by ship from Russia to Leith?

Does it affect you? Do you care?

Coal powers the Cockenzie Power Station; it powers your Christmas lights, heats

your oven for Christmas Dinner and your home during the winter months.

Did you know that 95% of the world’s trade travels by sea?

Does it affect you? Do you care?

Your clothes, your food, your gifts and in fact the majority of goods arrive in the UK by sea.

Did you know that Seafarers are often miles and months from home?

Do you care?

Did you know that the British & International Sailors’ Society helps to provide

Seafarers with practical and spiritual support, replacing isolation with belonging.

We care? Do you?

If you do care, we would like to hear from you. You may like to help knit hats for

Seafarers, or find out more about our work, as Seafarers are helping YOU.

You are warmly invited to:

Wednesday 31 October

11 am – 3 pm

Ocean Terminal (near

reception desk)

Talk to the Port of Leith Chaplain

Give in your woolly hat

Pick up some wool and patterns for knitting hats

Donate videos / DVDs

Sunday, 18 November

11 am

South Leith Parish

Church, Kirkgate

Annual Scottish Service for Seafarers conducted by

Revd Ian Gilmour. Preacher: Rev John K Watson, RN

Thursday, 22 November

7.30 pm

North Leith Parish Church

Hall, Madeira Street

Illustrated talk by Revd David Potterton, Principal

Chaplain, British & International Sailors’ Society

Local contact: Tim Bell, Chaplain 0131 555 2500

www.biss.org.uk www.leithchurches.co.uk

Leith Churches Together

Registered Charity No: 237778

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