52and39/22 Walk the Walk


I’ve been wandering in Leith and reading about its heritage in flour mills, biscuit baking, ship building and wine imports.

More ominously, I’ve discovered that the current construction site at Shrubhill, just off Leith Walk, is where people (including many a witch) were publicly executed in the 17th century.


The spot was far enough from old Edinburgh to be deemed appropriate and close enough to the capital and Leith to be considered a decent walk with built-in entertainment, if you were that way inclined. There’s more fantastic information about it here.

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Author: wordathlon

I'm Heather, I'm a writer and I live in Edinburgh. I like laughing, reflecting, getting lost in music, discovering great people, information and places. You can find me on Twitter @betamother or email me at wordathlon@gmail.com

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