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Rth Edin Leith .Forth.Fife 26.10.11 edited-2.jpg
Aerial view o Leith an the Firth o Forth
Leith is locatit in Edinburgh
Leith shawn within Edinburgh
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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

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

The earliest survivin historical references are in the ryal charter authorisin the construction o Halyruid Aibey in 1128.[1][2] The medieval settlements o Leith haed growed intae a burgh bi 1833, an the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

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

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Site Record for Edinburgh, Leith, General North Leith; South Leith Details (Canmore)". RCAHMS. Retrieved 6 Mairch 2012. 
  2. Campbell 1827, p. 2.
  3. Lua error in mw.lua at line 142: field 'day' missing in date table.
  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]