Everybody knows the Proclaimers song – Sunshine on Leith.
Leith is Edinburgh’s port, situated where the Water of Leith, a river that runs through Edinburgh, flows into the Forth Estuary.
Leith has a character all of its own, and “Leithers” are very proud of their heritage.
The title of the proclaimers song, “Sunshine on Leith” brings a smile to the face of Leithers.
This is because the locals often refer to Leith as “Sunny Leith” – a sardonic term as Leith is very often shrouded in a sea fog from the River Forth.
Leith has a long and important history, and the first remains of a port discovered here date as far back as the 12th century.
During the summer, Cruise ships also arrive here several times a week
They dock near Ocean Terminal, a large shopping centre which is also the place where you access tours of the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Britannia is moored just to the rear of Ocean Terminal..
Pictures Of Leith