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Former Royal Yacht Britannia is permanently moored at Leith harbour
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Leith is the mouth of the Water of Leith and is the port of Edinburgh, Scotland. It lies on the south shore of the Firth of Forth.

Historically Leith and Edinburgh were separate, but growth over the centuries now means Leith and Edinburgh form a contiguous urban area.

The docks[?] at Leith underwent severe decline in the post Second World War period, with the area gaining a reputations for roughness, drugs and prostitution.

At the end of the 20th century Leith saw a revival, initially because the devolved Scottish Parliment[?] purchased a low cost site for it civil service offices, this in turn led to further service and tourist development including the Ocean Terminal[?] complex and the permanently moored Royal Yacht Britannia.

Leith is also home to Hibernian FC, who play at the Easter Road ground.

The Proclaimers[?] come from Leith.



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