The historic port of Leith has seen thousands of Scots come and go over the centuries and figures in the stories of many individuals of the Scottish Diaspora.
The local history society has an informative website which is well worth a visit.
ScotlandsPeople is our wonderful official Scottish genealogy resource. The National archives are just a ten moinute bus journey away near the top of Leith Walk and the East End of Princes Street.
The Historic North Leith cemetry is nearby. Here you'll find all manner of graves marked and unmarked including Thomas Gladstone's.
Self catering offers a flexible alternative to hotel accommodation, free parking and lots more room.
The Ross Residence
tel 07824 567435
Superb pubs and restaurants at the Shore - Edinburgh's waterfront -are a short stroll away from the apartment which is also an excellent base for exploring historic and central Edinburgh.