Duke Street, Leith, Scotland

This afternoon, I undertook a hike around the Leith district of Edinburgh in eastern  Scotland. This was and remains a commercial area with emphasis on shipping via the Port Of Leith. Some of the old industrial buildings have been replaced with attractive modern housing.

Incongruous mix of scrap metal and modern housing.

Overall, I encountered a wide range of subjects including a giant thistle, buildings from 17th century onwards, pubs, statues of the great and good, ships, a bagpipe make and even a casino.

Leith Links, a public park

Leith Pub

Statue of Robert Burns, Scotland’s National Poet

Casino with redundant cranes

Residential apartments

Commercial vessels in port

Shore area with restaurants and pubs

War Memorial

St Ninian’s Manse, 17th century.

Most visitors to historic Edinburgh miss Leith completely but rewards are available for those with the time and energy to explore the fascinating streets, port and architecture.

Giant Thistle, Leith

North Leith Parish Church (Presbyterian)

Bagpipe Maker

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