Leith links is an open area of land, once beneath the sea.
It is now used for football and other recreations.
Claims have been made that Leith, not St Andrews is the true
home of golf.
earlier days Leith Links was the scene of duels, golf and cock fighting. [O&NE].
The advert below appeared in
the Caledonian Mercury Newspaper:
ADVERTISEMENT - 1721
There is a Cock
Match at the Cock Pit in the Links of Leith on Saturday next,
the 28 Instant, at 9 a Clock Forenoon, for a considerable Prize
Price 6 Pence
for each Seat
Mercury 26 January 1721, Page 4, Col 2