History of Leith, Edinburgh

Archive for June, 2008

The Burghers Meeting House,Kirkgate,Leith 1817

Thursday, June 26th, 2008


Name: Kirkwood, Robert, fl. 1806-1828
Title: This plan of the City of Edinburgh and its environs.
Imprint: Edinburgh : Kirkwood & Son, 1817.
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The Broughton Burn-1817

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008


Name: Kirkwood, Robert, fl. 1806-1828
Title: This plan of the City of Edinburgh and its environs.
Imprint: Edinburgh : Kirkwood & Son, 1817.
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The Broughton Burn still exists but now runs underground.

Greenside Place-Leith Walk 1817

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008


Name: Kirkwood, Robert, fl. 1806-1828
Title: This plan of the City of Edinburgh and its environs.
Imprint: Edinburgh : Kirkwood & Son, 1817.
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The Royal Botanic Gardens on Leith Walk 1817

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008


Name: Kirkwood, Robert, fl. 1806-1828
Title: This plan of the City of Edinburgh and its environs.
Imprint: Edinburgh : Kirkwood & Son, 1817.
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Redbraes House

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008


Name: Lancefield, Alfred, fl. 1843-1855
Title: Johnston’s plan of Edinburgh & Leith.
Imprint: Edinburgh : W. & A. K. Johnston, 1851.

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After Flora Macdonald was captured by the English she was brought to Leith on board the frigate Bridgewater. She stayed in Leith for a couple of months and befriended many Jacobite ladies including Miss Crawford of Redbraes. The House is now gone.

Mr Veitch and Earl Haig

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

South Leith Records

Stewartfield-Leith

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

The Grandfather of General Haig Hugh Veitch, Commander in Chief of the British Army during the First World War Lived here. His Mother was Rachel Veitch and her sister was Dorothea.

Name: Lancefield, Alfred, fl. 1843-1855
Title: Johnston’s plan of Edinburgh & Leith.
Imprint: Edinburgh : W. & A. K. Johnston, 1851.

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Hillhousefield-Leith

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008


Name: Lancefield, Alfred, fl. 1843-1855
Title: Johnston’s plan of Edinburgh & Leith.
Imprint: Edinburgh : W. & A. K. Johnston, 1851.

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During the Reformation the lands of Holyrood in North Leith were transfered to John Bothwell who was created Lord Holyroodhouse amongst these properties was Hillhousefield. According to one story Mary,Queen of Scots is supposed to have planted a Weeping Thorn in the grounds of the house. It was actually grown from a slip from another tree planted by the Queen.

Shotts Foundry-Leith Walk

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Name: Lancefield, Alfred, fl. 1843-1855
Title: Johnston’s plan of Edinburgh & Leith.
Imprint: Edinburgh : W. & A. K. Johnston, 1851.

SCOTTISH WINDMILLS – AN OUTLINE AND INVENTORY

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

THE object of this paper is to outline briefly the history, development and distribution
of the windmill in Scotland

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