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Leith Central Community Council News

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by Ross Doyle After the shock and sudden passing of the council's former chairperson Stewart Blaik, it was an emotional start to November's Leith Central Community Council meeting, held at McDonald Road Library. Some heart-felt tributes...

Leith Biomass Plant turn attention to government subsidies

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Protesters against the planned Leith Biomass Plant have turned their attention to government subsidies in the hope that they will be the key to preventing Forth Energy’s plans to build a power plant in...

Public meeting tonight about development at Fort Street

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There is a public meeting at Leith Town Hall tonight about the re-development of the site at 30 Fort Street/Graham Street from 6-9pm.   The public meeting will then continue on Saturday 15 October 2011...

Scottish Archaeology Month September 2011

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Scottish Archaeology Month is a month-long festival of free archaeological events that take place across Scotland throughout September. Over the month over 1500 events will be run by museums, councils, universities and archaeologists that...

Casting call for Snow White and the Seven Leithers

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Leith Community Theatre are looking for cast and crew for this year's pantomime of 'Snow White and The Seven Leithers' set in the mystical land of of Leithuania. And the good news is - it could...

Leith on the Fringe : Live Film in Leith

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A unique programme of filmmaking events combining documentary, fiction, live performance and music is set to descend on Leith this August as part of the Leith on the Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Kim Edgar

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Leith-based singer songwriter Kim Edgar is busy recording her new album at the moment. She took time out from recording for an interview with The Edinburgh Reporter about her forthcoming Fringe show on 5...

Leith On The Fringe 5-29 August 2011

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(By Giulia Mattei and Ben Graham) This year, for the first time, Leith will take part in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August, with an exciting programme of events to be enjoyed by every age...

Review – Blood Brothers at Leith Festival

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Blood Brothers, Willy Russell’s play about class divide, was first performed in 1982 at Fazakarley Comprehensive in Liverpool.  It has since been transformed into a massively successful musical, boasting stars as diverse as Barbara...

Leith Festival 10 -19 June 2011

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From today 10-19 June 2011, Leith will come alive with a celebration of its strong sense of community, colourful history and artistic residents. Leith Festival is a community arts festival with charitable status which showcases...

Sour Grapes at the Axolotl Gallery

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The Axo Gallery is hosting its next Three days members' 'Happening' on Friday 29 April 2011 The exhibition continues on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May from 11am to 4pm. Members will explore the theme...

Paolozzi – son of Leith

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Pupils in Edinburgh have revealed a giant playground mural inspired by the work of famous artist and Leith born former pupil, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. The Paolozzi-inspired playground pop art was officially unveiled...

8 rescued in flat fire

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Eight people had to be rescued by firefighters after a large fire in an Edinburgh tenement in the Leith area of the city. The fire broke out in the basement of the common stair of...

The way to Leith

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Shoppers, visitors and investors are set to be formally welcomed into the historic port of Leith by a new dedicated sign. Installed through the I Love Leith partnership, which is run by the City of...

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