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South Leith Parish Church

Door open days

30 September 2018 (10:00- 16:00)


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South Leith Parish Church, founded 1483, has been the ‘Church in the Midst’ (the Leith parish church), for over 500 years. The historic building, redesigned 1847 by Thomas Hamilton, contains many items of interest including a unique hammerbeam roof and magnificent stained-glass windows. The church has many royal connections including Mary of Guise’s and Mary Queen of Scots’ coats of arms. This year there will also be an exhibition of the history of Leith Nautical College including lectures on the education of generations of seafarers in Leith.



Key Information

Architect: Thomas Hamilton

Building Date: 1847

Activities: View of the Siege of Leith map 1560, organ recitals on Saturday at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Organ will be used as normal during Sunday morning service and then at 1pm and 2pm Sunday. Exhibition on the History of Leith Nautical College. Lectures on the education of Seafarers in Leith at 2pm.

Where to find us

  • Enter by Kirkgate or Constitution Street
  • Leith
  • EH6 6BJ (EH6 6AZ for SatNav)