Leith in Film

5 August & 2 September

Free archive film screenings.

From the Newhaven fishwives to the bright colours of the Leith Pageant, in 2017 we presented rare archive films of Leith from across the 20th century, sharing memories with a ‘blether and a bun’, as part of the Queens for a Day project.


‘Memories of Leith’
A taster archive session before the evening event ‘Following the Fleet: Drifters’, John Grierson’s 1929 classic with live music from Beatboxer Jason Singh.

In conjunction with A Kind of Seeing and LeithLate.

5 August 3 – 4 pm.


‘Pageants and Parades’
A longer session of archive footage in the spirit of the ‘local topicals’, shots of Leith Pageant and other historic events, before the main screening ’Sunshine on Leith’.

In conjunction with the Leith Festival Association.

2 September 2 – 4.30 pm.


All screenings are at:

‘The Central’, a stunning building with Scotland’s last original plaster screen, now Destiny Church: 12 Casselbank Street (bottom of Leith Walk), EH6 5HA.

All films are:

Free, family friendly and suitable for general viewing.