Unsung Leith – Women Behind the Scenes

January – September 2019

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


Unsung Leith was a women’s heritage project instigated by Citizen Curator to re-address the neglect of women’s historical and cultural achievements in building the diverse and culturally rich community that Leith is today.

The project was developed in collaboration with a range of local women and women’s groups and was designed to celebrate some of the notable women who have shaped the community of Leith, past and present.



Working with new mums and families, the project researched and piloted several new walking routes around Leith suitable for all ages and levels of ability.

Our key walk ‘Unsung Leith – Women Behind the Scenes’ is now available as a self-led audio tour from our Online Archive.


You can currently pick up a hard copy of our printed map at Dr Bells Family Centre.

The walk map will shortly be available as a download.

The walk map will also be available as Polish language download.



Working with local partners including; Home-Start Leith & North East EdinburghSpilt Milk GalleryMilan 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 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