The History of Leith

Archive for the ‘Sea’ Category

War at Sea

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007


Detail from a 16th century map showing a Leith armed merchantman in battle with a ship from Hamburg

Jealousy of Edinburgh

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

It is an odd fact that when visitors come to Leith they are in a different place from Edinburgh. Somehow, even today, there is a community feeling that just doesn. t exist anywhere else in the city

The Darien Scheme

Monday, October 29th, 2007

The story of the creation of a Scottish colony the Isthmus of Darien in Central America. (more…)

A Sea fight in Leith

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

In 1622 the usual excitements of the past were varied by a sea battle in the middle of Leith. Harbour. (more…)

Shipping in the Past

Saturday, April 24th, 2004

In the first years of the 18th century there were the occasional ships between Leith and London. (more…)

The Port of Leith

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

A brief history of the Port of Leith itself, looking at how Leith developed into the commercial center it is, and how various industries impacted on the development of the port. (more…)

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