The thread about the wealthy inventor, the Bard, the first steamboat, the paddle-powered Georgian warship, the Kings of Denmark and Sweden and what any of this has to do with turnips
The thread about Leith shipping owners, their pivotal part in 20th century industrial whaling, the penguins of Edinburgh Zoo and the city’s “homes for heroes”
The thread about how Scotland’s Hebridean and Clyde Ferries got their name and got their red funnels with lions on them
The thread about a curious hole in a wall, its former life as part of the Leith Naval Yard and what it has to do with “Mons Meg”
The thread about an early map and illustration of Leith and what it can tell us about the port in the 17th century
The thread about the Clyde Shipping Company, who plied the Irish Sea for 130 years, serving people and cattle alike
The thread about the last voyage of the Battlecruiser “Moltke”; or how a German warship almost destroyed the Forth Bridge after 8 years on the seabed
The thread about the warships built in Leith by Henry Robb during World War 2 and what became of them all
The thread about the pride of the Granton fishing fleet, the “Netta Croan”, and the heroic rescue of her crew by the Aberdeen lifeboat
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