Cover of book - shows a stylised image of a salamander in black on a pale orange background. Text reads 'The Darting Salamander'

A new tail grows…celebrating the spirit and talent of Leith, the first LeithWritings anthology was published, delivered, launched and welcomed in true Leith style on 2nd November 2021.

The success of The Darting Salamander now promises a succession of annual anthologies to be published on this date – marking the amalgamation of Leith and Edinburgh.

Covid delayed the publication of the first edition originally planned to coincide with the centenary of the Edinburgh Boundaries and Tram Extension Bill on the 2nd November 1920.

Time moves on. With the successful launch of LeithWritings #101, local writers, poets, storytellers and artists are now preparing for #102. The theme for 2022 is Leith links … as you can see from the Call for Submissions on the next page:

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