Constituency profile: Edinburgh North & Leith

LEITH had been a Labour bastion since 1945 until two years ago when former actress Deidre Brock took the SNP from fourth place to win the seat with a majority of well over 5000.

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Organisers Greg Wells, left, and Daniel Sylvester look forward to tasting the biscuit beers. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Biscuits take centre stage at Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

It has a biscuit-making heritage going back more than two centuries – when William Crawford started a baking business in a small shop in Leith and it grew to become a household name throughout Britain.

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The incident took place on Monday May 15 at Cashino on Leith Walk.

Man charged over Leith Walk armed robbery

A MAN has been arrested following an armed robbery at a business on Leith Walk.

Armed police will be deployed at transport hubs. Picture: John Devlin

Armed police in Leith ‘looking for wanted man’

ARMED police who raided a block of flats in Leith were looking for a wanted man, it is understood.

Armed police at flats in Leith

Armed police at flats in Leith

ARMED police are dealing with an incident at a block of flats in Leith.

The Canonmills Garden development on Warriston Road has been designed by architect's Sheppard Robson.

Approval for 180 new homes at Canonmills

A FORMER B&Q site is to be turned into nearly 200 new homes in an effort to reinvigorate an abandoned site overlooking the Water of Leith.

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Melissa Gaynor with son Tyler, 6.  Picture: Toby Williams

Benefit changes leave 15 Edinburgh families facing eviction

FIFTEEN families in north Edinburgh, including up to 40 children, are at risk of imminent eviction as a result of changes in benefit rules, community campaigners have warned.

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Shaun Woodburn will be remembered during the match.

Hibs legends unite for Shaun Woodburn charity match

A HOST of Hibs legends will be getting together later this week for a charity match in memory of tragic former footballer Shaun Woodburn.

The latest in a series of LeithLate murals was unveiled in Pilrig Park to coincide with the programme announcement.

LeithLate to stage events in reborn theatre building

A neglected venue which has been lying empty for nearly 30 years is to host two festivals within the space of a month.
A man was subjected to racial abuse and assaulted on St Andrew's Place in Leith last Monday. Picture: TSPL

Man racially abused and assaulted on Leith street

POLICE in Edinburgh are appealing for information following a racially-motivated hate crime that occurred on a street near Leith Links.

The Kirkgate was once a thriving community containing many of Leith's oldest buildings. Picture: TSPL

Lost Edinburgh: Old Kirkgate recalled

The foot of Leith Walk was once comprised of five roads. Technically it still is, though only four are still open to vehicles.

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Ocean Terminal set for new indoor skate park

Ocean Terminal set for new indoor skate park

A DISUSED shop which has lain vacant for almost a year is set to be transformed into a new indoor skate park and roller rink.

The trio were spotted on the roof on Tuesday afternoon. Picture: Contributed

‘Skateboarders’ spotted on roof of Ocean Terminal

A GROUP of skateboarders have been spotted on the roof of Ocean Terminal shopping centre.

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Edinburgh Sheriff Court

Jail for post office manager who stole £134,000

A POST office manager who embezzled more than £134,000 from his branch has been jailed for 16 months.

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Leith corners market in social shopping

Market traders, businesses, charities and community groups will come together later this month to showcase Leith at its vibrant and bustling best.

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Volcano Theatre is bringing is production of Seagulls of Leith for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Empty Leith church to be flooded for spectacular Fringe show

A 19th century church building is to be flooded with 20 tonnes of water for an Edinburgh Festival Fringe production this summer.

Man in 80s struck by bus in Leith

Man in 80s struck by bus in Leith

A MAN in his 80s has been struck by a bus in Leith.

Artists are already bringing the former Leith Theatre building back to life for the first time in almost 30 years.

Artists to lead creation of new 'vision for Leith'

The Scottish Government is to fund a major project which will see artists lead the creation of a new blueprint aimed at transforming the fortunes of Edinburgh’s historic port area.

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Danny Boyle

Trainspotting director Danny Boyle backs Leith Theatre plea

A FRESH fundraising bid has been launched to transform a derelict theatre into a modern entertainment venue.

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Schoolgirl rapist jailed for eight years

A MAN who repeatedly raped a schoolgirl and continued to abuse children after he was freed on bail has been jailed for eight years.

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