In memoriam: victims of the Gretna Rail Disaster (1915)

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LHNCC’s secretary laying a wreath

Monument to the victims of the Gretna Rail Disaster of 22 May 1915, Britain’s worst rail crash, in which 227 officers and men of the Royal Scots were killed. The monument is located in Rosebank Cemetery, Edinburgh.

The train crash killed 214 of the Leith-based 7th Battalion and on the 23 May 101 coffins were taken in procession along a route lined with more than 3,000 soldiers for burial in a mass grave at the nearby Rosebank Cemetery.

LHNCC’s secretary laid a commemorative wreath at 11.00am on Friday 22 May 2020.

LHNCC minutes: March 2019

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 26 March 2019 at 6.30pm

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LHNCC minutes: October 2018

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 23 October 2018 at 6.30pm

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LHNCC’s recent months #CelebrateCCs

  1. Quarterly Newsletter launched – April 2018
  2. Support and volunteering for £eith Chooses – resulting in grants for 67 applicants
  3. Hosted Newhaven Tram Consultation presentation at Committee meeting, ongoing involvement and collaboration with other CCs
  4. Hosted various Planning Application presentations and responded as appropriate to requests for help from local residents
  5. Supported Newhaven Community Project
  6. Provided support for several local residents with their various queries
  7. Ongoing participation and support for Leith Festival
  8. Involved in campaign for Leith Museum 
  9. Provided financial and volunteer support or Victoria Primary School Christmas Lighting and Gala Day events
  10. Participated in Age Friendly Community Event
  11. Represented at Remembrance Day Service – November 2017
  12. Represented at Commemoration Service for Quintinshill (Gretna) Rail disaster – May 2017