In pictures: The changing face of Edinburgh’s Leith Walk

It’s one of the capital’s most vibrant areas and has quite rightly been dubbed as one of the hippest places to live in the UK, but how much has Leith Walk tranformed over the last decade?

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Service of Reinternment of the remains of victims of the 1645 plague of Leith, at Rosebank Cemetery'', Wullie Marr Photography

Leith pupils hold memorial for plague victims found below playground

PUPILS at a Leith school have held a memorial service to pay tribute to dozens of plague victims whose remains were discovered below their playground.

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When re-opened the Duncan Place centre will fitted out with up-to-date facilities, Picture: Jane Barlow

Duncan Place to reopen as Leith community hub after £1.2m grant

A COMMUNITY hub will reopen under the stewardship of a charity after securing £1.2 million of funding.

Leith Depot is threatened with demolition. Picture: Greg Macvean

Popular Leith Depot to make way for student housing and hotel

Its transformation in recent years has seen it regularly cited as one of the hippest places in the UK.

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Roy Brett with some of the Lobsters he serves. Picture: Toby Williams

The secret Edinburgh seafood restaurant opening in April

Hoping to reel in fish-loving foodies and self-confessed shellfish specialists from across the city a new seafood restaurant will open at Newhaven Pier next month.

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Video: Malawi school kids turn Hibs fans ahead of Edinburgh derby

A remote corner of Africa has declared its love for Hibs ahead of tonight’s Edinburgh derby.

Scottish Government pledges £190,000 for Leith Theatre rebirth

Scottish Government pledges £190,000 for Leith Theatre rebirth

The Scottish Government is to put in £190,000 towards efforts to return a neglected theatre building to the line-up of the Edinburgh International Festival for the first time in 30 years.

Three New Look stores in Edinburgh set to close

Three New Look stores in Edinburgh set to close

THREE New Look stores in Edinburgh are set to close as the embattled retailer slashes 60 outlets across the country.

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An artist's impression shows how a tram would look travelling along Constitution Street

Edinburgh tram extension would see 200 Leith graves exhumed

UP to 200 bodies would be exhumed from a 14th-century graveyard in Leith if plans to extend the Capital’s tram network down to Newhaven are given the final go-ahead, it has been revealed.

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Thomas Lee and his daughter Helen Lee Keenan are very grateful to Ali Speakman for saving the day

Facebook plea saves Leith OAP left with no heating during snow

An 80-year-old left without water and heating when blizzards hit the Capital was kept warm after a selfless plumber answered a cry for help on Facebook.


In pictures: 10 things you won’t know about Leith unless you’ve lived there

Once a Leither, always a Leither.

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The robbery took place at the Oddbins on Brunswick Street. Picture: Toby Williams

Plastic mask robber threatens Oddbins worker with knife

Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at an off-licence in Leith.

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The Proclaimers performing at Party at the Palacein Linlithgow, Picture: Michael Gillen

The Proclaimers vent anger at touts for ‘scandalous’ tour prices

THE Proclaimers have blasted touts who are charging fans “scandalous” prices to get tickets for their latest tour.

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Irvine Welsh says the book will be the last time the four main characters are together

Irvine Welsh to launch final Trainspotting chapter at Leith party

Irvine Welsh is to host a huge warehouse party in his native Leith to launch the final instalment of his Trainspotting trilogy – in which one of his characters will be killed off.

Wes Nichol who filmed himself sexually abusing a vulnerable young girl

Paedophile jailed for filming himself raping 11-year-old girl

A SELF-CONFESSED paedophile who repeatedly raped an 11-year-old girl was jailed for seven years yesterday.

Amelia Soffe, five, Lousie Doyle, ten, and archaeologist Megan Stoakley at the site, Picture: Ian Georgeson

Funeral to honour plague victims discovered below Leith school

A special funeral service is to be held for dozens of victims of the 17th century plague that swept through Edinburgh – after the remains of adults and children were found beneath a school playground.

HMRC sezied bootleg cigarettes hidden in fruit machines

£3,500 of bootleg tobacco seized in Edinburgh and Leith raids

THOUSANDS of cigarettes were found hidden in fruit machines during a raid on suspected contraband tobacco.

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In pictures: 11 things you’ll only know about Easter Road if you’ve lived there

Once an Easter Road resident, always an Easter Road resident.

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The best Edinburgh areas to stay in

From a bustling city centre to a quiet seaside haven, there’s a different area of Edinburgh for everyone.

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‘Punch’ row councillor Lewis Ritchie quits SNP

Edinburgh’s former planning chief has quit the SNP, amid complaints about his behaviour.

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