Engraving from Old & New Edinburgh - published 1890

The Exchange Buildings


Leith  -  The Exchange Buildings

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  The Exchange Buildings, Leith

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Leith  -  The Exchange Buildings

The Exchange Buildings in Leith, at the foot of Constitution Street, opposite  Bernard Street, were build in a Grecian style.  

It was reported in Old & New Edinburgh in 1890:

[The Exchange Buildings] include public reading and assembly rooms; but of late years, assemblies have seldom been held in Leith, though they were usual enough in the last century.

In the 'Weekly Magazine' for 1776, we read of a handsome subscription being sent by "the subscribers to a dancing assembly in Leith" through Sir William Forbes, for the relief of our troops in Boston.