South Leith Parish church is a true ecclesiastical gem. It’s origins can be traced back hundreds of years to the Order of the Knights Templar. It has survived a seige andbombarment by cannonballs. Inside the church you will find the coat of Arms for Mary Queen of Guise and Mary Queen of Scots. Outside James VI and Charles I. That’s four successive reigning monarchs.
Within the graveyard you will find the inspiration to one of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novels. A visit to South Leith Parish church will leave you inspired and invigorated. Well worth the trip to the bottom of Leith Walk. For a more detailed look at my feature open the file by clicking the link below.