Leith Docks in the Sixties: Marianne Wheelaghan

Today we had a visit from Leith Author Marianne Wheelaghan:

Here she is as a child with her Grandad at Leith Docks:

Here she is peeping out behind two of her eight siblings:

Marianne has some wonderful memories of visiting Leith Docks with her Dad.  Press the orange play button below to hear about her adventures (including Great Aunt Jazzy legs) or listen on soundcloud here.

Marianne launches her latest crime thriller ‘Food of Ghosts’ at Blackwells in Edinburgh tomorrow night. Read more here.

Marianne is one of the three brilliant local writers who will be sharing their Memories of Leith here in Leith Library during Book Week Scotland.

Join us on Saturday 1st December at 3.30pm – 4.30pm for readings about:

  • Leith in the early 1900s from Best Selling Author Millie Gray
  • Leith in 1974 from My Favourite Place competition winner Marianne Paget.
  • Growing up in Leith in the sixties with Marianne Wheelaghan.

To book tickets call 0131 5295517, email leith.library@edinburgh.gov.uk or sign up on facebook. There will be cake!

Follow Marianne Wheelaghan on twitter or read more from her on her blog.


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11 Responses to Leith Docks in the Sixties: Marianne Wheelaghan

  1. mwheelaghan says:

    Hi Emily, had great fun this afternoon chatting about the ‘olden days’ and growing up in Leith – ha ha! I’m already looking forward to the 1st and meeting MIllie and Marianne and the readers of Leith Library! It’ll be a great afternoon 🙂

  2. Fabulous blog! I’ve never met another Marianne, let alone another Marianne from Leith, let alone another Marianne from Leith that is a writer. And now you have rectified this situation with your fantastic Book Week Scotland event. How do you come up with all these small miracles, Ems?

  3. Maggi Gibson says:

    Great post, Emily. You’re so media-savvy! I love the old photos. 🙂

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