History of Leith, Edinburgh

Archive for 2009

North Leith Church

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009


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The Martello Tower-19th century now within Leith Docks

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Leith Roads 1824

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The Citadel Port

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St Ninians Churchyard (Coburg Street Leith)

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Sir John Gladstone, 1st Baronet

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Born in Leith, in Midlothian, Scotland, John Gladstones was the eldest son of Thomas Gladstones (1732-1809) and Helen Neilson (1739-1806). John was the second of the family’s sixteen children. Thomas Gladstones was born in Biggar, Lanarkshire, the son of a miller and farmer. Thomas moved to Leith in 1746, aged 14, to be apprenticed to a wine merchant. Thomas later became a successful corn merchant in Leith and 1762 he married Helen Neilson. Thomas Gladstones was a Whig and an elder in the Church of Scotland. for more click here

Leith High School (on the site of todays Leith Primary School)

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The Custom House Leith-19th century view

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The entrance to Leith Docks-19th century

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The Carpenters Stone

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