A difficult place to dismiss,
Leith has been a seaport of some importance since
the Middle Ages.
It was twice sacked by the English in the 16th century and was where Mary Queen of Scots made landfall when she returned from France in 1561.
A year earlier the Treaty of
Leith had ended the Scottish wars of religion
without permanently resolving the problem.
Today Leith is a busy tourist-cum-shopping centre.
One of its crowd-pleasers is
The Royal Yacht Britannia – now a museum piece
-which is moored alongside the area's shopping
Leith also hosts an arts-and-drama festival each June.