Celebrating Leith and North Edinburgh Leith Festival 2009
Leith Festival 2009
Leith Pageant 2009
Leith Gala Day 2009
Performers 2009
Leith Festival Arts2009
Legends v Leith
Leith Roll of Honour (WW1)

Leith Festival 2008
The Colours of Leith: Leith Festival 2009 Special! Young people from Open all Hours breakdancing in black outfits with electric pink socksLeith Festival 2009 ran from June 5th to 14th, climaxing in the Leith Gala Day on a fine sunshiny Saturday on Leith Links which was enlivened by two short sharp summer showers.

The Sunshine on Leith Pipes and Salsa Band  leader Louise Millington The highlight of Leith Festival is the annual Gala, but the festival continues to grow turning into a truly Leithwide event which embraces all sorts of activities, and many venues. To name a few, it embraces the Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Ocean Terminal, South Leith Parish Church, the Cruz ship, Leith Community Education Centre, the Queen Charlotte Rooms, Leith Folk Club, and the Friends of Dalmeny Park, as well as primary schools from all over the area.

Mary Moriarty, stalls organiser with friends and the First Elizabeth Laidlaw Memorial AwardThree women stall holders laughing in their gazebo The climactic event of the Festival, the fixture between Hibs Legends and Leith Athletic, held Sunday on Leith Links, became a match of honour to lift the Peter Smith Memorial Cup in memory of the janitor of St Mary's Primary School, recently deceased, who spent most of his spare time organising the school's Soccer Sevens.

Pot Pourri was a display in Ocean Terminal, of primary school children's art from all over Leith and North Edinburgh; it was sponsored by Crombies legendary butcher. Viewforth and Pirniehall joined in a massive project - the Burma Book to record images of life in Burma in 2009 under the present military regime.

Dave Clarke enthusiast for the Queens Edinburgh Rifles examines the Roll The Leith Roll of Honour, a book of remembrance listing the names of the 2,000 plus Leithers who died in the Great War (1914-8) and the details of how they fell, was once more displayed in Leith Library. This gives relatives a chance to find out a little more about their relatives and ancestors. One relative, Andrew Grant, (pictured left, with the beard,) was inspired by his visit last year, and started a personal journey to discover more about his wife's relative, and wound up tracing details of all 2,000 people noted in the Roll.

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Hibs Legends lining up an attack on  Leith Athletic's goal