Since then, a lot has happened. The area became an official part of Edinburgh in 1920, The Royal Yacht Britannia made her final stop at Ocean Terminal, and Leith was catapulted into the spotlight by Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting.
But Leith has always done its own thing. The area slowly began to shed its industrial skin and embrace a trendy new guise – and was 16th on the list of coolest neighbourhoods in the world for 2023, according to Time Out.
Here’s our guide to the area, with tips on eating, drinking and other fun things to see and do.