The History of Leith

June 29, 2012

The Leith and Edinburgh Telegraph and General Advertiser

The Broad Wynd opens westward off Water i
Lane to the shore. The first number of The Leith
and Edinburgh Telegraph and General Advertiser,
published 26th July, 1808, by William Oliphant,
and continued until September, 1811, appeared,
and was published by a new proprietor, William
Reid, in the Broad Wynd, where it was continued
till its abandonment, 9th March, 1813,
comprising in all 483 numbers. It was succeeded
by The i$ith Commercial List. An extensive
building, of which frequent mention is made by
early historians as the King’s Wark, seems to have
occupied the whole ground between this and the
present Bernard Street,

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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