Leith

Leith (Scots Gaelic: Lìte); is a destrict tae the north o the ceety o Edinburgh at the mooth o the Watter o Leith.

Leith
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Aerial view o Leith an the Firth o Forth
Leith is located in Edinburgh
Leith
Leith
Location within Edinburgh
Cooncil area
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Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounEDINBURGH
Postcode destrictEH6
Diallin code0131
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55°58′48″N 3°10′12″W / 55.980089°N 3.170049°W / 55.980089; -3.170049Coordinates: 55°58′48″N 3°10′12″W / 55.980089°N 3.170049°W / 55.980089; -3.170049

The earliest survivin historical references are in the ryal charter authorisin the construction o Halyruid Aibey in 1128.[1][2] The medieval settlements o Leith haed growed intae a burgh bi 1833, an the burgh wis merged intae Edinburgh in 1920.[3]

Historically pairt o the coonty o Midlowden, Leith is steidit on the coast o the Firth o Forth an lies within the cooncil aurie o the Ceety o Edinburgh.

Leith became well kennt eftir Irvine Welsh screived his buik Trainspotting in 1993, but the neighboorhuid haes changed a lot sin then due tae gentrification.

The port remeens ane o its maist valuable enterprises, haundlin ower 1.5 million tonnes o cargae a year in 2003.[4]

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Site Record for Edinburgh, Leith, General North Leith; South Leith Details (Canmore)". RCAHMS. Archived frae the original on 3 Februar 2014. Retrieved 6 Mairch 2012.
  2. Campbell 1827, p. 2.
  3. "History". Leith Theatre Trust. Archived frae the original on 28 November 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  4. Figure for 2003; "Record results for the year ended 31st December 2003" (Press release). Forth Ports. 22 Mairch 2004. Retrieved 8 Mairch 2012.[deid airtin]