These 19 photos will take you back to Leith in the 1950s and 1960s
Looking back on Leith in the 1950s and 1960s.
Leith is famous for more than its sunshine.
This waterfront hub looking over the Firth of Forth has seen its share of history – from royal visits to sieges, naval battles to dockyard strikes. Its people are proud of its rich culture and heritage, and pioneering spirit.
But way back when Leith was quite different. After the Second World War, the docks went into decline and the area built a reputation for drugs and prostitution – famously portrayed later in Trainspotting.
But that is not the whole picture of Leith in the 1950s and ‘60s. Let’s take a look through the Edinburgh Evening News archives, to how Leith was more than half a century ago.