The History of Leith

May 21, 2010

Portland Street

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(c) John Arthur

Formerly Albany Street renamed with effect from 1.3.66 because of duplication. Named from the former Portland Place and Terrace which existed as side-names to Lindsay Road. Said to be named after the Duke of Portland, P.M. in 1807. However as the original Portland Place and Terrace were constructed a number of years after 1807 the name “Portland” may have simply been a made up name from the Port of Leith.

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