The History of Leith

Archive for 2015

1000 pay tribute at Quintinshill rail crash memorial

Monday, May 25th, 2015

ABOUT 1,000 people, including descendants of those who died, attended a service to commemorate Britain’s worst rail disaster. for more click here

Pirate Capt Kidd’s ‘treasure’ found in Madagascar

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Archaeologists in Madagascar say they have found what is thought to be the treasure of notorious Scottish pirate William Kidd. for more click here

Participation In Gretna Centenary Commemorations 21-23 May 2015

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

The Royal Scots Regimental Family
Participation in Gretna Centenary Commemorations 21-23 May 2015. for more click here

Leith Museum could open this year

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Plans to open a Leith Museum in Customs House took a step forwards this week after the council announced a deal with the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust.(SHBT) for more click here

How we are still living in ancient tribes in 2015

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

People in Britain are still living in the same ‘clans’ as in the 6th century, a study has revealed.

Caucasian Britons can be separated into 17 distinct genetic groups, according to research looking at those whose grandparents had all been born near each other and were white European in origin. for more click here

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