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  Leith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leith is a town at the mouth of the Water of Leith and is the port of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Leith bolsters its claim to being "the home of golf" because the official rules of golf, initially formulated at Leith in 1744 by the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, were later adopted by St Andrews.
Leith was the port of entry for the visit of King George IV to Scotland, and The Old Ship Hotel and King's Landing was then given its new name to mark the King's arrival by ship's boat at Leith Shore for this event which popularised symbols of Scottish national identity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leith   (1308 words)

  
 The Story of Leith - XXXIII. How Leith was Governed
The Leith people complained bitterly of a large portion of the town being unprovided with any local magistracy, and of the fact that, where there were bailies, the government of each was separate from and independent of the others.
When Leith at last obtained its own Town Council, the right of electing the councillors lay with such of the citizens of Leith as were qualified to vote for a member of Parliament, the town being divided into wards for the purposes of the election.
From the Reformation down to the beginning of the nineteenth century the kirk session of South Leith was the education authority of the town, maintaining two schools—a grammar school for higher education and a school for the poor where the children were taught to read the Scriptures.
www.electricscotland.com /history/leith/33.htm   (2416 words)

  
 edinburghs pubs Leith, Newhaven and North
Leith was a thriving port from the middle ages.
Leith rose to prosperity in the 1800's and there are many buildings, especially in Commercial Street and Bernard Street that are testament to this.
Leith's reputed more liberal licensing laws mean that when the Edinburgh end of the bar closed at 10pm, the custom would shuffle to the Leith end to carry on til 10.30.
www.edinburgh.pubs.freeuk.com /ln.html   (1116 words)

  
 The Story of Leith - XXVIII. Leith Changing to Modern Times
The establishment of manufactures in the Leith district at this time in face of the prejudices and privileges of the merchant and craft guilds was evidently an uphill task, and one which involved considerable financial risk, for insurance against fire was then unknown.
Leith ships of any size, owing chiefly to the difficulty of obtaining the necessary supply of timber, were still built in Holland, and their equipment of sails, ropes, and cordage had to be imported from the same country, as in the days of James IV.
Leith’s illicit trade with the Plantations did not compensate her for the loss of her trade with England, France, and the Netherlands.
www.electricscotland.com /history/leith/28.htm   (3519 words)

  
 Leith Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
In 1329 control of it was given by Robert I to the Royal Burgh of Edinburgh and since then the two have grown together, steadily eating away at the mile or two of open land that once separated them.
Leith and Edinburgh now blend seamlessly together, just a short ride apart on one of the many connecting buses or an invigorating walk away for those who enjoy exploring their cities on foot.
Leith's dominance as a port, especially after Berwick on Tweed became permanently English in 1482, meant there has always been a great deal of money here, though usually far from evenly distributed across the population.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /edinburgh/leith   (764 words)

  
 PC(USA) - Mission Connections - Rev. Leith and Carol Fujii
Leith and Carol Fujii were appointed in 1998 by the PC(USA) to serve in Thailand in partnership with the Church of Christ in Thailand (CCT).
Leith is an instructor in English and evangelism at the Bangkok Institute of Theology.
Leith holds a master of divinity in pastoral counseling from Trinity International University and a master’s in linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.
www.pcusa.org /missionconnections/profiles/fujiil.htm   (375 words)

  
 Leith Academy Website
The school board have published the draft constitution for the Leith Academy Parent Council on their website.
S2 interview best-selling author Mary Hooper on her recent visit to Leith Academy.
Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 8JQ
www.leith.edin.sch.uk   (351 words)

  
 Leith Eaton Atelier - leitheaton.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Leith can make personal appearances at the different locations at certain designated times of the year, and, depending on the other events that are taking place, and she can paint and perform to help increase the publicity and exposure.
Leith Eaton will create and/or oversee and approve all Divisions and see to it that it is done according to her creative concept, great taste, and sense of style and purpose.
Leith Eaton, who knew Andy Warhol and was featured in his publication "Interview Magazine" as one of the leading designers in the country, has also been exhibited in numerous Museums and in The United States Congress and Senate Capitol Rotundas and the Ronald Reagan Building and the International Trade Center.
www.leitheaton.com /main/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=5&MMN_position=5:5   (1695 words)

  
 John H. Leith, theological lion at Union Seminary, dies - 8/13/02
Leith and his wife of 59 years, Ann Caroline White Leith, a native of Chester, S.C., decided to resettle in their beloved South Carolina when they fully retired in 1997 to reside in Foothills Presbyterian Home in Easley, S.C. Their children are Henry White Leith and Caroline Haddon Leith, both of Richmond.
Leith began teaching seminary students in 1957 as a visiting professor of theology at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. In 1959, he became Pemberton Professor of Theology at Union in Richmond, retiring in 1990.
Leith served the Presbyterian Church beyond the pulpit and the classroom.
www.layman.org /layman/news/news-from-pcusa/leith-john-obit.htm   (824 words)

  
 Leith OMalley biography - Australian Artist / Painter
Leith O’Malley was born with pencil in hand in Mount Barker, South Australia in 1960 but has spent the majority of his life living in the city of Whyalla, South Australia.
Leith made the transition from line to brush in the early nineties after workshops with Blake and Wynne Prize winning Australian War Artist “George Gittoes”.
Leith is currently preparing more work for his ongoing exhibition “”Jazz Ïs Art, Art Is Jazz” which is a collection of both oil and pastel works with a jazz theme.
www.artquotes.net /artists/omalley_bio.htm   (521 words)

  
 Layman John Leith: A theologian in the service of the Church May/June 98
Leith insists that the essential role of the pastor is that of theologian.
Leith writes that the responsibility for decline in many Presbyterian seminaries must be laid on their boards of trustees.
Leith says he prefers the Princeton seminary arrangement where one-half of the board of trustees must be made up of Presbyterian ministers.
layman.org /layman/the-layman/1998/may-june/john-leith-theologian.htm   (1492 words)

  
 Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel
Today, Vancouver-based Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. has evolved from a two-man firm and continues to be a respected investment firm run by a team of partners with over $6 billion under management.
Leith Wheeler owes its reputation and success to an unwavering sense of duty to its clients, and a consistent and prudent investment philosophy that has served its clients well.
Leith Wheeler has a Management Committee consisting of five partners who look after the day to day operations of the company.
www.leithwheeler.com /approach.php   (198 words)

  
 Leith Victoria Amateur Boxing Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Leith Victoria boxers Stephen Simmons and Fundo Mhura have both been ranked at No 1 in the Boxing News.
Leith Victoria had two contestants in the Junior Finals, both in the 1989 division, Sean Harper at 54Kg and Fergus Tennent at 60Kg.
Gary Haliday was first of two semi finals involving Leith Victoria boxers and he was hoping to make it two years in a row as a four nations contestant.
www.leith-victoria-aac.co.uk - !http: //www.leith-victoria-aac.co.uk   (2457 words)

  
 Lloyd Leith Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
From 1940 to 1965, Leith brought credibility and stature to West Coast officiating as a referee committed to quality.
Leith officiated in the Pacific Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (later the Pacific Coast Conference) for 25 years, the National AAU Tournament for 10 years, and the NCAA tournament for 16 years.
Leith was the PCC supervisor of officials for seven years.
www.hoophall.com /halloffamers/LeithL.htm   (261 words)

  
 Scotsman.com News - Keep Leith!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A BAN on traffic in Leith's Shore area in a bid to embrace pavement cafe culture will be brought...
LEITH looks set to keep its place on the political map after the man in charge of drawing up...
A BOLD bid is under way to help Leith use its claim as "the real home of golf" to cash in on this...
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=228&id=149802002   (411 words)

  
 Ed Leith: ZoomInfo Business People Information
Addressing an audience that had packed the menagerie and spilled into the hall, Leith was fondly remembered for his dedication to the university and the department of geological sciences.
Bob Elias experienced Leith's passion for his students first hand: Leith retired in 1971, but was one of his students' favourite professors, and many were reluctant to let him go.
Although Ed Leith was by that time well into retirement, Elias remembers him as a fixture in the department; an endlessly passionate paleontologist who would still spend long hours both at the university and in the community, sharing his passion with children.
www.zoominfo.com /people/leith_ed_373959765.aspx   (312 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Tragedy Queen, The: Books: Linda Leith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Tragedy Queen is a novel by a woman of a certain age, which runs the question "What do women want?" When love, marriage, and motherhood lets her down, this writer tell us, she wants independence and some respect—or sweet revenge.
While some tend toward caricature, they are caricatures with interesting dimensions: the eccentric MacLoon, hounded from the neighborhood for his creepy "fl garden," the septuagenarian ex-stripper smoking Sobranies in her daughter's basement.
Leith's most ambitious creation is Vince Carlson, disbarred lawyer, "fraud artist and sweetheart swindler," who returns to his old neighbourhood with traumatic memories, a fatal lust for the opera singer Jessye Norman, and a severe allergy to chevre and red wine.
www.amazon.ca /Tragedy-Queen-Linda-Leith/dp/0921833377   (773 words)

  
 Edinburgh/Leith Churchs in Logan history
There is a charter dated 1230 in which Gilbert, son of Henry of Leith, donates land to the Knights of St John Hospitiler of Torphican in which he grants land in Leith to Godfrey de Saulton, Grand Master of the Order for the building of a Hospice.
Leith became virtually a death trap for thousands of people, as their living very close together meant diseases could be spread very quickly, and so Leith in the nineteenth century had the highest death rate in Scotland.
One of the greatest tragedies to beset Leith was the Gretna Rail disaster of 1915 in which two companies of Royal Scots (raised in Leith) in an express troop train collided with a local train standing on the track, after which another express train crashed into the wreckage.
mysite.verizon.net /loganfalls/Churches.htm   (7935 words)

  
 Memorial Tribute to Leith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Professor Leith was born in Detroit and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics and his doctorate from Wayne State University.
Professor Leith was a Fellow of the IEEE and of the Optical Society of America, and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Professor Leith is survived by June, his wife of 49 years, and their two daughters, Pam Wilder of San Jose, California and Kim Leith of Baltimore, as well as three grandchildren.
www.eecs.umich.edu /eecs/about/articles/leith.html   (431 words)

  
 Leith Rules Golf History
Leith Links has been home to some of the world's most colourful golfing characters of the past: Mary, Queen of Scots probably played here, and it is known that James VII and Charles I enjoyed games at Leith.
Rules were required and created, an event which gives Leith a unique place in the history of golf and which the Society seeks appropriate recognition for.
Leith Links is now a public park, with football, rugby, cricket pitches, public footpaths and allotments.
www.leith-rules-golf.co.uk /history.htm   (458 words)

  
 Michigan Engineering | Emmett Leith, 1927 - 2005
Leith, a revered CoE faculty member for 52 years, was one of the early innovators of holography in the 1960s.
Leith received a BS and an MS in physics, and a PhD in electrical engineering, all from Wayne State University.
Leith is survived by June, his wife of 49 years, their two daughters, Pam Wilder of San Jose, California, and Kim Leith of Baltimore, Maryland, and three grandchildren.
www.engin.umich.edu /news/LeithObit/index.html   (345 words)

  
 A Tribute To John Haddon Leith
Leith received a bachelor's degree from Erskine College in 1940, a bachelor's of divinity from Columbia Seminary in 1943, a master's degree from Vanderbilt University in 1946 and his Ph.D. from Yale University Graduate School in 1949.
Leith received many honors from the church and from secular organizations, but in particular he was grateful for honorary degrees awarded by Erskine College, Davidson College (N.C.) and Presbyterian College (S.C.).
Once in a theology class Leith said, "One of the first things I would say, meeting someone for the first time, is 'I am a Presbyterian.'" Then he reflected on his own assessment, "I identify with the church.
www.erskine.edu /news/leith.9.27.02.html   (1320 words)

  
 Overview of Leith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Leith was Scotland's main point of entry until the Union of 1707 and the starting point for the ill-fated Darien Expedition (1698).
Leith was a major centre for whaling from the early 17th century until the 1950s.
Leith claims several firsts; namely the original rules of the game of golf, the classic wine bottle design, the first steam-ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean and the first ship to pass through the Suez Canal.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk:81 /scotgaz/towns/townfirst292.html   (300 words)

  
 Genealogy of the Leith Clan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It was due to the position of both Leith and Edinburgh that made Edinburgh the Capital of Scotland and Leith the principal port for Scotland for several hundred years.
Restalrig is about two-three miles from Leith and was home to the de Lestalric family and the Barons of Leith from the time of David I. So I don't think it is a great stretch of the imagination that a "h" was added in time to Leet to create Leeth and then Leith.
Arthur's assertion that Latin, and not Gaelic was previously spoken in the harbour of Leith.
www.leithmuseum.ca /leithgenealogy/definition.html   (744 words)

  
 Leith Council of Churches, Edinburgh - North Leith Parish Church
North Leith has a fine history going back several hundred years being founded in 1493 by Robert Ballantyne Abbot of Holyrood at St Ninian's.
Later in 1816 the Church moved from St Ninian's to the new North Leith Parish Church building in Maderia St. In that long period of time the ties that have linked it with the surrounding community has remained strong and through its many Organisations still serve the Community of North Leith to the present day.
Not only this but North Leith is also an active member of the Leith Churches Forum and "Leith Churches Together" and serves not only Leith but the wider World wide Christian community through its connection with other Christian Organisations.
www.leithchurches.co.uk /nlpc.htm   (183 words)

  
 Leith Academy Website
Leith Academy is one of the oldest schools in Scotland.
Its Usual date of founding is given as 1560,but there are references to the "grammar school" of Leith as early as 1521.
Read Andrew Brodie's account of life in Leith during the Second World War
www.leith.edin.sch.uk /history.asp   (138 words)

  
 The Water of Leith Conservation Trust   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Welcome to the text-only (faster) version of Water of Leith Conservation Trust website.
Here you'll find details of our newly reburbished visitors' centre and its interactive exhibition.
We also have information on the wildlife, local history and walkways surrounding the Water of Leith, in Edinburgh.
www.waterofleith.org.uk   (53 words)

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