Past Lives of Leith: Archaeological Work for Edinburgh Trams


Past Lives of Leith Exhibition coincides with the publication of the results from the archaeological excavations undertaken by CEC and Headland Archaeology in 2009, in advance of the Edinburgh Tram in Constitution Street Leith which unearthed an unknown section of the graveyard associated with South Leith Parish Church. The exhibition explores the results of the detailed forensic analysis undertaken of the nearly 400 burials uncovered, which have shed new details on the life and death of the ordinary inhabitants of Leith.


The Exhibition also showcases forensic art reconstructions undertaken for the project by students working as part of an internship developed between CEC Archaeology Service and the University of Dundee Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification.


A publication Past Lives of Leith: Archaeological Work for Edinburgh Trams accompanies this exhibition priced at £35.  To purchase this, please visit the Museum of Edinburgh or City Art Centre shop or email for further details.

Past Lives of Leith