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Friday 10 September 2021, 10.30am– 12 noon

2020 saw 100 years since Leith became part of the City of Edinburgh; prior to that it was a separate burgh. Since we were not able to run these in person during 2020 we are celebrating them this year. Our talks programme explores the rich heritage of Leith and its unique identity.

The rich heritage of Leith has many interesting stories to tell. This talk will explore the variety of notable people who have played golf on Leith Links.  Andrew Duncan, the elder October (1744 – 1828) was a British physician and professor at Edinburgh University. He was joint founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Sir Henry Raeburn FRSE RA RSA (1756 - 1823) was a British portrait painter and Scotland's first significant portrait painter since the Union to remain based in Scotland. He served as Portrait Painter to King George IV in Scotland. Jim Scanlon lives in Leith and is a member of Leith local history society and Leith Rules Golf Society. 


All our lecture mornings cost £9 and include a friendly lecture where you can meet our guest lecturer, have coffee and cakes and get a special tour. Take advantage of our special offer, book 10 lectures for £80 when you book in person or over the phone.

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Leith 2020: Enlightened Golfers