April 11, 2006

The Shore, Leith


Leith, formerly a town in its own right and maintaining its own distinctive character, is Edinburgh's port area. It has seen massive redevelopment since the beginning of the 1990s which has seen it transformed from a rundown area with massive social problems (anyone read/seen Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh - set in Leith), to a trendy area with great restaurants, pubs and cafés which is popular both to live in and socialise in. The Queen has even allowed her former yacht Britannia to be parked in Leith and the civil servants of the Scottish Executive have been moved down here. This is also one of the few parts of Edinburgh where you can get a good view of water as part of the city. We are bounded to the north by the Firth of Forth and we have a small sort of river called the Water of Leith running through the city, but water is not really a feature of Edinburgh itself.

7 comments:

Kris said...

Like the perspective you have taken especially the curve . Am sure it's a place to hang out on weekends :)

bob said...

Nice shot. Not swimming weather yet!

Sam said...

Beautiful picture!!

santy said...

A very nice picture!

Nicola said...

Sounds like a nice place! At the time of your picture it looks really calm.

eurobrat said...

gasp. beautiful shot!

Rajesh Dangi said...

Cheers!! this is the 7 the Bottle...