Excavations south of Bernard Street, Leith, 1980
Midden, Port, pottery, defences
Leith; Edinburgh; Scotland; UK
The excavation located an extensive midden, laid down in the second half of the 15th century to reclaim an area previously below the tide-line of the Firth of Forth. Some contemporary and later structural evidence also survived. Finds included an important hoard of 15th-century billon pennies.