28 September 2019 (10:00 - 16:00)
Custom House Leith is the oldest custom house in Scotland. An A-listed
Georgian Building designed by Robert Reid in a neo-classical style
constructed between 1810-12 with alterations by William Burns in 1825.
Custom House is managed by the charity Scottish Historic Buildings Trust, a
charity devoted to saving historic buildings at risk and breathing new life into
them for the benefit of future generations.
Leith is located on the shore of the Firth of Forth and has been a seaport since at
least the 13th century. It is a place where people have arrived and departed over the
centuries including signifcant historical figures such as Mary Queen of Scots and
George IV, who disembarked on the dock directly opposite Custom House. Custom
House Leith is one of many custom houses built in major ports for the payment of
dues on international goods traded through them.