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Leith

(lēth), former town, Edinburgh, SE Scotland, on the south shore of the Firth of Forth. It was incorporated into EdinburghEdinburgh
, city (1991 pop. 433,200) and council area, royal burgh, capital of Scotland, on the Firth of Forth. Leith, part of the city since 1920, is Edinburgh's port. The city is famous in Scottish legend and literature as Dunedin or "Auld Reekie.
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 in 1920. As a strategically located port, Leith was the object of contention in several struggles. It was sacked by the English in 1544 and 1547, and Mary of Guise held it for the Catholics against a siege by English and Scottish Protestants in 1559–60. Leith was burned in the Jacobite uprising of 1715.
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Leith

a port in SE Scotland, on the Firth of Forth: part of Edinburgh since 1920
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Kestin, whose grandfather was from Leith, said: "We feature 15 Leithers as part of our campaign and on our website.
Proud Leither John Stewart, 78, dedicated years of hard work connecting people from his native Edinburgh district - and his passion for the area inspired him to set up the website, Old Leithers.
To honour John's hard work and vision, his son Alan set up the Spirit of Leithers Facebook page.
Since its creation in February, Leithers around the world - from Canada and the US to Australia and New Zealand - have been exchanging fond memories.
"This he did by bringing together a formidable bodyguard of old Leithers from around the globe who exchanged stories and wrote down their experiences as well as exchanged news form their 'part of Leith' in the world.
"The Spirit of Leithers' is John's legacy and belongs to all 'old Leithers' around the world who supported his efforts."
He explained: "The Spirit of Leithers' Facebook Page is a page dedicated to the past, present and future of the Port of Leith.
"This page goes out world wide to bring Leithers from far and near closer together through the photographs, reminiscences.
One of the most popular albums on the page is 'Leithers Far and Near' which is a collection of old family photographs building up an astonishing archive of Leithers.
The Spirit of Leithers has also been involved in a number of offshoot campaigns, including Save HMS Edinburgh, which is fighting for the vessel to be permanently berthed beside the Royal Yacht Britannia at Ocean Terminal Leith.
Many Leithers have believed since then that they would get Britannia as a consolation prize.
McCuaig, Glasgow AS a proud Leither I'm angry that we won't get trams as they stop in the city.