Unsung Leith – Women Behind the Scenes

January – August 2019

Celebrating the women who have shaped the community of Leith, past and present.


Unsung Leith will support the development Women’s Heritage Walks in Leith to commemorate notable women who have helped to shape the community, past and present.  The project aims to redress the neglect of women’s historical and cultural achievements in building the diverse and culturally rich community that Leith is today. 

For further information about our starter walks or to nominate a notable woman please contact: unsungleith@gmail.com



Working with new mums and families, the project will develop walking routes around Leith suitable for all ages and levels of ability.  Walks will be both guided and self-led, with maps and audio guides which make stops at points of significance linked to the lives of notable women who have helped to shape the community. 

 The final walks will be suitable for families with children, Wheelchair users, and will be available in English and other community languages.  



Working with local partners including; Home-Start Leith & North East EdinburghSpilt Milk Gallery, Milan Senior Welfare Organisation and Dr Bells Family Centre. Unsung Leith also supported local women’s groups and the mothers of young children to undertake, research and develop walks with the expert guidance of Museum of the year 2018 finalist Glasgow Women’s Library



National Lottery Heritage Fund and Paths For All.


Online Archive

Keywords: Project, Local, Leith, Walking for Health, Walk, Women’s Heritage.


Project Lead: Kate Sailer and Lauren McLaughlin (Maternity Cover from July 2019)

Starter Walks Lead: Jan Bee Brown