The History of Leith

March 8, 2011


In 1578 an Act of Parliament was passed to prevent ” the taking away of great quantities of victual and flesh from Leiih, under the pretence of
victualling ships.” In the same year a reconciliation having been effected between the Earl of Morton and the nobles opposed to him, the Earls of Argyle, Montrose, Athole, and Buchan, Lord Boyd, and many other persons of distinction, dined with him jovially at an hostelry in Leith, kept by William Cant.

(Photographs of William Cant Hostelry can be see on this site)

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