The History of Leith

January 23, 2014

The King James VI Hospital

4 Januarie 1638.—This day the Session hes dischairged all ye craftes yr ordenare meit-ings & trystes to be in ye sessione hous heir-after.
(Note.— The Minute of 20 July 1637 and this Minute point to a conflict betwixt the Session and the Incorporations in regard to the ownership or management of the Hospital. It is believed that the meetings of Session took place in the Hospital where also the music school met. From this date the crafts probably had their meetings in the music school or in some room of the Hospital other than that used by the Session. The Minutes give little light on these matters.)

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