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Old Leith Harbour & Water of Leith


This old map from 1840 shows the path of the Water of Leith as it cuts north & South Leith, with the docks and harbour at it’s end as the river tumbles into the Firth of Forth.




This well known old picture show’s the Shore and you can just about make out a ship going through the Bernard Street drawbridge.




A ship moored at the Shore on the Water of Leith, a sight for sore eyes, will we ever see ships tied up at the quay on the Water of Leith ever again, or will it remain a barren stretch of water with a couple of floating offices.




The Edinburgh Dock in the days of sail & steam date unknown


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