The History of Leith

February 17, 2011

Why the Water of Leith is one of Edinburgh’s best kept secrets

The 12-mile stretch of walkway through the heart of the Scottish capital

Take a stroll along the Water of Leith and you’ll feel as if someone is watching you. That’s because they are. It’s not the occasional posse of feral youths but, rather, naked men standing knee-deep in the water, staring. Before you dial 999, however, take a closer look and you’ll see that they all bear a striking resemblance to the celebrated British artist Antony Gormley. The six life-sized figures that stand at various points from the Dean Village near the city centre down to Leith are part of 6 Times, a landmark sculptural project. for more click here

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