The Shore

Leith

 

The Shore

History

The Shore at Leith, beside the Water of Leith, was the original Port of Leith.

A pier was later built to the north in the late 1700s. 

"Tall masted sailing ships berthed at the Shore, while scores of crewmen loaded fish, coal, grain and hides for export to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.  Ships returned with wine, fruit, spices and cloth.

As ships grew too large for this shallow river mouth the harbour was moved north but the buildings on the Shore still show evidence of the old port."

Theis description of the Shore, above, is taken from a notice board at the Shore erected by the City of Edinburgh District Council, Forth Ports Authority and the Water of Leith Conservation Trust.

 

Engravings - Old & New Edinburgh - 1890

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  The Shore at Leith

Leith

The Shore

 

Painting

  The Shore, the Swing Bridge and the Water of Leith, near the entrance to Leith Docks

Swing Bridge and the Shore

 

Post Cards

The Shore  -  Leith

Leith - The Shore

Looking inland

Leith  -  The Shore  -  looking towards the sea

Leith - The Shore

Looking towards the sea

Postcard in the Nimmo series  -  The Shore, Leith

NIMMO POSTCARD

Leith - The Shore

Postcard  by Hartmann -  Leith:  The Shore, beside the Water of Leith

HARTMANN POSTCARD

Leith - The Shore

 

Photos from the 1800s

0_stereoscopic_views_-_begbie_-_leith_shore_with_ship_47.jpg (28769 bytes)

Thomas Begbie

Leith Shore

The Shore, Leith  -  An early view

Photographer not named

Leith - The Shore

Photograph from Edinburgh Calotype Club album  -  Volume 2, Page 65  -  Boats Moored at Leith

Calotype Club Album  -  James Francis Montgomery?

Leith - The Shore

 

Photos from 1900s

W R & S Ltd  -  Photograph from the early-1900s  -  The Shore, Leith

EARLY 1900S

Leith - The Shore

The Shore, Leith  -  view from the west, across the Water of Leith

LATE 1900S

View from across the Water of Leith

  

Recent Photos

The King's Wark, beside the Water of Leith  -  The Shore, Leith

The King's Wark

Looking up the Water of Leith from Sandport Place Bridge, towards Bernard Street Bridge, Leith  -  October 2005

View down the Water of Leith

  The Ship on the Shore restaurant, 24-26 The Shore, Leith  -  Photograph taken November 2005

The Ship on the Shore

The Ship on the Shore restaurant, 24-26 The Shore, Leith  -  Photograph taken November 2005

The Ship on the Shore  -  detail

The Shore, Leith  -  Photograph taken November 2005

The Shore

    Lamp Post beside the Water of Leith at Sandport, Leith - October, 2010

Lamp Post at Sandport

  The Shore, Leith  -  Photograph taken November 2005

The Shore

The Shore, Leith  -  Photograph taken November 2005

The Shore

The cruise liner, Ocan Mist, moored on the Water of Leith at The Shore, Leith  -  October 2007

Ocean Mist

The cruise liner, Ocan Mist, moored on the Water of Leith at The Shore, Leith  -  October 2007

Ocean Mist

The cruise liner, Ocan Mist, moored on the Water of Leith at The Shore, Leith  -  November 2005

Ocean Mist

The Shore, Leith  -  Line across the cobbles showing the course of the Water of Leith from Balerno at the foot of the Pentland Hills to Leith

Water of Leith from Balerno to Leith

George Brown & Sons, Engineers, The Shore, Leith  -  Photograph November 2005

George Brown (Engineers)

Edinburgh Cow Parade  -  2006  -  Leith Docks

Cow near Scottish Executive Office

Ice on the Water of Leith

Photos from Bernard Street Bridge

Christmas Eve 2010

    Photo from Bernard Street Bridge, Leith  -  Water of Leith frozen  -  Christmas Eve 2010

Sandport, Tower Place,
and Ship (Ristorante De Niro)

    Photo from Bernard Street Bridge, Leith  -  Water of Leith frozen  -  Christmas Eve 2010

Sandport, Tower Place, Lamp Posts,
and Ship (Ristorante De Niro)

    Photo from Bernard Street Bridge, Leith  -  Water of Leith frozen  -  Christmas Eve 2010

Zoom-out

Sandport, Tower Place, Barges, Birds

    Photo from Bernard Street Bridge, Leith  -  Water of Leith frozen  -  Christmas Eve 2010

Zoom-in

Sandport, Tower Place, Barges

    Photo from Bernard Street Bridge, Leith  -  Water of Leith frozen  -  Christmas Eve 2010

Zoom-out

Sandport Lamp Posts

    Photo from Bernard Street Bridge, Leith  -  Water of Leith frozen  -  Christmas Eve 2010

Zoom-in

Sandport Lamp Posts

    Photo from Bernard Street Bridge, Leith  -  Water of Leith frozen  -  Christmas Eve 2010

Zoom-out

Sandport Place

    Photo from Bernard Street Bridge, Leith  -  Water of Leith frozen  -  Christmas Eve 2010

Zoom-in

Sandport Place

 

Leith

Water of Leith

Around Edinburgh

 

 

 

__________________