The History of Leith

March 30, 2011

The old Leith Sugar House Company

ln Rottonrow was the establishment of the old Leith Sugar House Company, The circumstances that Ieith was a central port for carrying on West Indian trade, where vessels could then be fitted out more easily than on the Clyde, and at a lower .rate than at London — besides the savings on freight and charges — encouraged the West Indian planter to make it a place for his consignments. Thus a house for baking sugars was set up in Edinburgh in I75I, and the manufacture was still carried on in 1779 by the company that instituted it

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