The History of Leith

March 2, 2011

A Story of the Wall of Leith

The wall near the third bastion, when it became reduced to a mere mound of earth, formed for a time a portion of South Leith burying-ground. ” An unfortunate and unthinking wight of a sea captain,” says Carnpbell, in bis ” History,” “tempted, we presume, by the devil, once took it in his head to ballast his ship with this sacred earth. The consequence, tradition has it, of this sacrilegious act was, that neither the wicked captain nor his ship, after putting to sea, was ever heard of again,”

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