Leith Links

Leith Links to Portobello – more improvements planned


Talk Porty have posted online the council’s proposals for more upgrades to the cycle route between Leith Links and Portobello – a route that was significantly upgraded in 2012. Two main improvements are planned – the widening and improving of the path as it runs alongside St Mary’s RC school on Leith Links, and the [...]


Pedal on Parliament, this Sunday – the Meadows 2pm

3,000 cyclists on the Meadows in 2012

This coming Sunday 19th May is one of the biggest cycling events on Edinburgh’s streets – the second Pedal on Parliament. Last year, some 3,000 cyclists came along to the first event to call for better cycling facilities for us all and across the country to make Scotland a truly cycling country. This year promises to [...]


Leith Links path improvements

Anyone regularly cycling between Leith Links and Portobello will be glad to see that the narrow strip of path running alongside the allotments between Links Gardens and Seafield Place is being improved as part of the path improvements in Leith Lin…


History: Leith Links, home of Golf?

Leith Links was home to Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, and golf has been played here since at least 1552. The first official rules for a golf tournament were written here in 1744 and they form the basis of the modern gold rules, as playe…


Edinburgh Mela on Leith Links this weekend

Friday 2nd, Saturday 3nd and Sunday 4th September see the return of the Mela , a festival of multicultural community multimedia. There will be live music, dance, fashion, food, theatre and stalls from around the world for the 17th year of this loc…


Anyone for Golf?

A special golf competition is being held on Leith Links on Saturday 9 July. The Hickory Golf Open celebrates the important role Leith Links played in the history of the game of golf. The Hickory Golf Open, as its name suggests, re-creates the hist…