Edinburgh, built on seven hills, giving an unmistakably dramatic skyline, it's historic buildings, elegant Georgian and Victorian architecture overlooked by a guardian castle... These are memories you will keep from your visit from our city.
Quality shopping, a cultural and artistic life of international repute, surprising night life and restaurants, museums and art galleries... all of these you will discover within one and a half miles from Sandaig.
...Eating out is a hobby in Edinburgh and most ethnic cuisines are represented within walking distance from Sandaig - in fact might we even say that some of the best restaurants in Edinburgh are situated in Leith.
... Was home to Scotland's oldest railway station built in 1838 - unfortunately no longer in existence.
.... Was once Scotland's principal port.
Golf... The earliest reference to golf in the annals of history is an edict by James II. In 1457 he banned golf from Leith Links as it interfered with the army's archery practice.
...The original thirteen rules of golf were drawn up in 1 744 in Leith and in 1 754 these rules were brought into use in St. Andrews and achieved a permanent place in the sport.
... From 1777 - 1867, Leith also hosted an all corners competition, latterly known as the Scottish Open - However by 1907 the rolling dunes had been levelled and planted with trees to create a public park, and so, in the interests of safety, golf was banned from Leith Links once more.
Wine and Whisky.... Most of Leith's Georgian and Victorian warehouses were built to hold wine (especially claret) or dry goods. In the late 19th Century with the growth of the whisky industry many were converted to serve that purpose.
...Bars and Restaurants.... The areas in and around the Shore in Leith are filled with flourishing cafes, delicatessens, and, in particular bars and restaurants.