Past Leithers

Essentially a Century

Gordon Munro says Happy Birthday, with a little bit of added history...

Illustration: Bernie Reid

Protempore: 100

The Tale of the Prime Sinister and Ian Dracula-Smith...

Johnny from Pond Bar

The Cardboard Box on the Rocks

As summer beckons we trace the history of a cocktail indigenous to Leith, with Alan Bett...

Lena Dunham's Girls


Jessica Taylor, a twenty something New Yorker, on whether Girls talks for her...

Wick, Caithness

Postcards from Daniel Gray #1 Trains

In which our intrepid reporter sets forth on a journey through the very spine of Scotland...

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Dancing About Architecture No 22

Rodger Evans charts nothing less than the Cartography of the Heart...

Caravaggio: Two Selfies

A Short History of Selfies

Time for a revisionist skewering of the selfie as the defining motif of our age claims Colin Montgomery ...

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Singing our World into Being

Writing about setting and place in fiction is crucial counsels Marianne Wheelaghan ...

Black Narcissus

Nuns are Still Number One

Kennedy Wilson explores the history of Nuns in the cinema...

Who Pays the Ferryman?: Roy Pedersen

Who Pays the Ferryman?

Notes on a funding scandal involving a National Institution, Caledonian MacBrayne...

Illustration: Bernie Reid

Statistics, Lies & Home Truths

You knew Leith was barry and better, but did you know it was bigger?...

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Loving Leisurely Leith

Sydney or Edinburgh, which is best for jogging? Tracy Griffen says you may be surprised!...

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Mrs. MacPickle…

Tries to avoid talking about politics...

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Green & Leithy

Sweet Potato, Chick Pea and Saffron Boats...

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The Great American Songbook

Lawrence Lettice on the essential ingredients that make for a good crooner…...

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