Siege of Leith
The Lords of the Congregation sent a demand to Leith in October 1559,
for the Town of Leith to surrender within twelve hours or war would start
in earnest. This was ignored...Find out what happened in the blood soaked
weeks that followed....
The Nelson of Scotland...find out about some of his greatest
sea battles and his connections with the port of Leith
Queen of Scots
So who was Mary, Queen of Scots who after the death of Francis II on
the 5th December 1560 set sail for Scotland? A country she
hadn. t seen for almost thirteen years and which had changed so much
in that time.
Find out about the connection between Leith and the religous military
order of the Knights Templar
and the Holy Grail
Surely a port on the west coast of Scotland couldn't have a link with
the Cup of Christ...or could it?
& Tau Cross
The Tau is a figure constructed of five lines and is considered an important
emblem or badge in Royal Arch Masonry and was the symbol of the Knight
Templars of St Anthony of Leith. Find out why....
In October 13th 1307 while the Templars were being arrested,
the Templar fleet stationed at La Rochelle quietly slipped away. According
to tradition and a lot of evidence it carried the records of the Order,
and the treasure of the Templar Preceptory of Paris, taking them to
the West and East coast of Scotland. Some of these ships must have come
to Leith as Berwick was in English hands
It is an odd fact that when visitors come to Leith they are in a different
place from Edinburgh. Somehow, even today, there is a community feeling
that just doesn. t exist anywhere else in the city. The reasons for
this are many and I will explain this in various articles on this site.
Going down Henderson St from Great Junction St and going towards the
Shore you will see on the left hand side opposite the . Vaults. , Parliament
Street and it was from here a brutal Civil War was controlled
After the brutal and bloody cival war between Leith and Edinburgh...revenge
was wanted...whose blood would appease the Nobles?
Leith Parish Church
Find out the past of this historic church in Leith from its roots with
St Triduana through its role in the life, faith and blood of the port
The Black Death swept across Europe killing millions in its path and
desimating entire communities...how did the town of Leith cope through
the dark times it was faced with?