Bygone Leith Bygone Leith. Bygone Leith complements Guthrie Hutton's previous book, Old Leith, and features a new selection of photographs illustrating this historic district. Now part of Edinburgh, Leith was once a fiercely independent burgh that was absorbed under duress in 1920. Over the past century it has undergone dramatic redevelopment, with many landmark buildings lost and others converted from industrial to residential use as modern Leith has enjoyed an economic renaissance. Shipbuilding, milling and fishing all feature in the book, along with numerous evocative street scenes recalling the era of the burgh's independent tramway, its extensive railway infrastructure, and a legacy of impressive vernacular architecture. Neighbouring Newhaven and Bonnington are included too.
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