Leith Swing

Refrain stencilled outside Custom House

Bethany Thompson designed the lovely stencils for the poem

The festival LeithLate is in full swing this weekend and I am delighted that my poem Leith Swing has been used to brighten up the pavements and bring some of Leith’s amazing history to life. I was encouraged to write the poem by Councillor Gordon Munro and, with the drive of Sian Bevan (Edinburgh City of Literature), the magic that is Morvern Cunningham (LeithLate) and the artistry of Bethany Thompson (Out of the Blueprint), the project has come alive on the streets of Leith. Today we took two groups on the poem trail and everyone was able to bring some knowledge to the shared experience.
You can follow it from Custom House, down by The Shore, up Constitution Street, then through the Kirkgate to the foot of Leith Walk.

Verse stencilled on The Shore

Verse stencilled on
The Shore, near Timber Bush