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South Leith Parish Church

26 September 2020

27 September 2020


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South Leith Parish Church, founded in 1483, has been the ?Church in the Midst? the historic parish church in Leith for over 500 years. Our historic building, redesigned by Thomas Hamilton in 1847, has within it many historical and architectural items of great interest including a unique hammer beam roof and magnificent stained-glass windows. The church has many royal connections including the coat of arms of Mary of Guise and Mary Queen of Scots.


Digital Resources

South Leith Parish Churchyard

Like all other cemeteries in the city, it is today owned and managed by the City Council, whose Parks and Greenspaces team have put together this virtual tour that allows you to have a wander around the graveyard from the comfort of your own home.

Enjoy your visit!

Go on a virtual guided tour!

Key Information

Architect: Thomas Hamilton

Building Date: 1847

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