Engraving from Old & New Edinburgh - published 1890



Leith  -  Kirkgate

Engraving from 'Old & New  Edinburgh'  -  Kirkgate, Leith

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Leith  -  Kirkgate

Kirkgate is described in Old & New Edinburgh in 1890 as 'a somewhat stately thoroughfare, one of the oldest and principal streets in Leith, measuring eleven hundred feet  in length by an average breadth of fifty feet'.

This street used to extend to the north from the foot of Leith Walk; but the area immediately to the north of the Foot of Leith Walk is now a modern shopping centre.