Sunday Jun 16th

Dapper Dan, Good for Nothing & Leith Festivals
Editor at Large This is my Jimmy Carse moment; there will be many others typically combining his unique blend of boldness, craftiness and outright audacity. I was idling down The Walk of an evening when I heard a shout coming from the direction of the Alhambra Bar. “Here, Good for Nothing, what are you up […]

Protempore …
I’m drawn to negatives in life, and I dwell on them, and they consume me.” You will, I’m sure, be very glad to hear that the column for this issue is not about politics. You may not be quite so glad to hear that this time round it’s going to focus on what is becoming, […]

Forever Came Today
Will nostalgia for the 1960s ever go away? No chance, says Kennedy Wilson ‘Sexual intercourse began in 1963/Between the end of the Chatterley ban and the Beatles’ first LP’, wrote poet Philip Larkin. His inspiration, in part, was the 1963 Profumo affair the most famous political sex scandal of the 20th century. It was discovered […]

Batch to the future
The No Recipe Man: Tom Wheeler  As you read through this special edition of the Leither, you’ll no doubt reach the wise decision to spend much of early June exploring the delights of Leith’s splendid festivals. But with so much going on in the space of ten days, that may leave precious little time to […]

Learning first aid in Leith
At St. Andrew’s First Aid, we are well known for the first aid training courses that we offer, but did you know that we have a very active volunteer company right here in Leith?  St. Andrew’s First Aid have a committed corps of volunteers who meet at the St. Andrew’s office in Dock Place, close […]

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