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Custom House Leith

Door open days

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.



Global Connections

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.

Key Information

  • Stewards/volunteers at key points
  • Video/audio presentations
  • Children’s activities Musical recitals
  • Visual displays Architectural models
  • Open Art Studios Refreshments
  • Exhibition of Scottish Skyscapes by artist Trina Bohan in The Gallery at Custom House Leith
  • 65-67 Commercial Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH6 6LH