The thread about the sad end of young Thomas Aikenhead, the last person to be executed for blasphemy in Britain
The thread about early churchgoing in Newhaven and when the Free Fishermen challenged the authority of the Kirk for the right to look after their own
The thread about Junction Road Church in Leith and its long and complicated journey through different church and congregation schisms and mergers
The thread about the Royal Mint of Scotland; what connects it to a pioneering school for the city’s poorest children, and how it has continued to serve marginalised people in the city
The thread about the Sciennes School Strike of 1925; why it was stoked by political sectarianism and how a group of mothers stood up to the authorities and won
The thread about some churches in Marchmont and the history of the German-speaking congregation of Edinburgh
The thread about a Leith communion token, what it can tell us about the internecine schisms within Scottish Presbyterianism and why that’s important for understanding maps and old buildings
The thread about the White Friars of Greenside and the 16th Century Greenside Hospital, admittance to which was literally a death sentence
The thread about the changing face of the Tron Kirk – which lays claim to the spirit of John Knox – and why it is now 5 miles from where it started
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