Leith Local History Society


Leith Local History Society has available a video that was made for us in 2002. It called ‘Persevere, The Spirit of Leith’. It is a documentary about the past, present and people of Leith. It shows Leith's rich and colourful past and highlights Leith's importance and significance in the history of Scotland.

The video is currently available in VHS on both PAL format (for use in the UK, most of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa) and NTSC format (for use in Canada, USA and some other countries). The cost is £7.00 including postage in the UK and £9.00 overseas.

We have also published several historical monograms as listed below. The cost, including postage, is as follows:

Item Title UK price Overseas price
1 The Gunstone House £1.00 £1.30
2 The Ghostly Cooper £1.00 £1.30
3 The Faithful Lovers £1.00 £1.30
4 The Battle of Leith Harbour £1.00 £1.30
5 Leith Races £1.25 £1.55
6 Leith in the Early 1800s £1.25 £1.55
7 19th Century Fires and Shipping Disasters £1.10 £1.40
8 Murder in Leith £1.10 £1.40
9 Köbenhavn – a Brief History of the Five Masted Barque £1.25 £1.55
10 Poems and Reminiscences of Leith Docks £1.10 £1.40
11 Should there be an amalgamation with Edinburgh £1.35 £1.65
12 The Land Army – My Story by Janet Hampton £1.35 £1.65
13 Place of Entertainment in Leith: 1820 – 1963 £3.50 £4.00
14 How Many Inches is the Forth? £1.35 £1.65
15 Leith Athletic – A Short History By Iain Dick £1.50 £1.80

Also available are the annual volumes of our quarterly journal for both 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/8 and 2008/9.

These are available at a cost of £1.50 including postage in the UK and £1.80 overseas.

If you would like to buy any of the above items, please contact us.