Take a trip down memory lane in Leith

A mural art map* of Leith has been produced for residents and visitors to take a tour of mural art in the area as part of the LeithLate Festival15.

The map, funded by the City of Edinburgh Council, will feature the following murals and artists.  

· Leith History Mural by Tim Chalk & Paul Grime, by Leith Library

· Swanfield Mill Mural by David Wilkinson, Bonnington Road

· Eduardo Paolozzi Mural by Russell Ian Dempster, Henderson Street

· Untitled Mural by Tim Chalk, opposite Links View House, Tollbooth Wynd

· Leith Dockers Club Mural by Tom Ewing, Academy Street

· The Leith Aquatic Mural by Blameless Collective, Halmyre Street

Cllr Frank Ross, Convener of the Economy Committee, said: “This is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to learn about Leith’s mural history, past and present. We are supporting this project as part of our work on our ‘Building Stronger Town Centres’ programme and we are committed to the economic growth of Leith which includes nurturing it as a creative hub. I would encourage anyone interested to pick up a map and go on a tour as Leith is steeped in history, has many other hidden gems and is packed full of interesting shops, cafes and restaurants.” 

Morvern Cunningham of LeithLate, said: I'm thrilled to present these tours as part of the LeithLate15 festival, which aims to bring more contemporary art onto the streets of Leith. The tour includes two modern murals facilitated by LeithLate, as well as one not by us, alongside a number of historic murals that were produced in Leith in the 1980s. We've researched the background to all the murals involved and hope that participants find the information contained in the guides interesting and useful.” 

*Please note that the organised tours with the artists are now sold out.

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