You can walk the route in either direction. Follow the edge of the shore, with two little diversions at Lamb's House and Commercial Quay. The tour will show some of Leith's rich history, as well as giving an opportunity to see what regeneration has done to the area.
There has been a port at Leith since the Middle Ages. From a small hamlet, Leith grew in importance to become Scotland’s principal port, only surpassed in the nineteenth century by Glasgow. Over the years, the folk of Leith or ‘Leithers’ have suffered invasions, looting, burning of their homes, bubonic plague, famine and poverty. After the Second World War, Leith went into decline, but over the last decade or so it has seen a programme of huge regeneration.
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