Leith Museum Campaign

For decades, there have been repeated calls for the establishment of a Leith Museum. Campaigns have been launched, studies carried out, promises made - but Leith, one of the most historic communities in Scotland, still does not have a permanent, full time, museum. Now, as Leith undergoes massive change, the case for the port to have its own museum is stronger than ever. A museum will be a showcase of Leith\'s heritage to the Leith community, bringing together Leithers of many generations with those who have settled in Leith only recently. Leith deserves a museum which will appeal to both young and old, strengthen community links at a time of rapid social change, and will highlight Leith\'s important role in the history of Scotland as a whole. Now is the time for government and public agencies, with the support also of the big developers who are transforming the face of Leith, to make a real commitment to help establish a real museum for Leith. We call upon Edinburgh City Council to support the establishment of a Leith museum, along with the others who can have an important role to play in making this dream a reality - the Scottish Executive and Historic Scotland, the National Museums of Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, the National Trust for Scotland, the National Lottery, and the Leith community itself. We support this campaign for a Leith museum; sign the petition and show your support as well!

Sponsor

Campaign for a Leith Museum Leith Local History Society Family Research Persevere-Leith Community Portal Leith Open Space Group Saltire Society Edinburgh Branch Rotary Club of Leith Leith Festival Association

Links

Visit http://leithmuseum.blogspot.com/ for more information about the campaign http://www.marklazarowicz.org.uk http://www.leithlocalhistorysociety.org.uk http://persevere.lineages.co.uk http://www.lineages.co.uk http://www.leithhistory.co.uk http://www.leithopenspace.co.uk http://www.leithfestival.com/

Discussion

  • Samantha Paterson i have been tracing my family history and routes which are in Leith, there is a rich history in the area, I think it greatly needed for the area as i found it very difficult to find information. I also believe it would be a great draw for tourists to the area. I visited independant Museum in Leith, something similar would be a great addition to the community.

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