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In the clearances of the 1950s, although mainly centred on the Kirkgate to the west, Constitution Street lost some buildings of importance, notably Lord Balmerino's House dating from around 1670. [4] The bulk of the buildings lining the street remain substantially unchanged for over a century, but the previously industrial north end is now largely redeveloped as housing. The street at its current length was only completed in 1800, at that time being built as a bypass from Bernard Street to Leith Walk, avoiding the crowded and twisting medieval streets of old Leith. The street at that time was causewayed, rising around two metres above natural ground level. Buildings which predate this now have their original fine ground floor rooms buried at basement level. Constitution Street has tram stops at both its north and south ends. The southern end of the street is tram-only.

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Constitution Street fully opened to vehicles from Coatfiled Lane to Ocean Drive/Tower Place on 12 November 2022. Updates Church of St.James was designed by George Gilbert Scott, built in 1862. The stone spire was truncated in 1977. [6]

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East of Bernard Street, the most notable building is the classical Assembly Rooms, the former Leith Exchange building.

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Public realm, drainage and ducting works on Bernard / Baltic Street beganw/c 6 March 2023 for an estimated 10 weeks. The works will be progressing into existing footways over the coming weeks. Pedestrian diversions are in place with access to properties and businesses maintained at all times. In January 2022 the restored Robert Burns statue returned to its original location on Baltic Street. Read more about the reinstatement. During the removal of the statue in 2019 we discovered a hidden time capsule in the base from when it was originally erected in 1898.In December 2021 we reinstated this time capsule along with a new onefrom 2021 for future generations to discover. Read more about the time capsule. Combining the classical architecture of Edinburgh’s New Town with the vibrant hustle and bustle of Leith, this beautiful two bedroom flat is set on the first floor of a handsome Georgian building and offers interior designed living space in a superb location to take advantage of local amenities and transport links.

Vehicles can access Constitution Street in both directions as per the TRO. Through route to Ocean Terminal via Ocean Drive has also been reinstated. Please note that the section between Foot of the Walk andCoatfield Lane is closed to traffic as part of the Final Designs.The ban on the right-hand turn from Constitution Street to Bernard / Baltic Street has also been reintroduced. N 3°10′06″W / 55.97306°N 3.16833°W / 55.97306; -3.16833 The foot of Leith Walk with Constitution Street on the right, in 2010 Enjoying an excellent central location in the dynamic heart of the Leith, the property is ideally situated to take advantage of the independent coffee shops, fashionable bars and Michelin starred restaurants of The Shore. The area has a tremendous array of shopping and eating options, whilst the open spaces of Leith Links are also nearby, far a little break from city life. Further retail therapy can be found at Ocean Terminal, along with a Vue cinema, and the beach at Portobello is a bike or bus ride away. Constitution Street tram stop is conveniently located just moments from the front door, and offers direct links up Leith Walk to the city centre and beyond to Edinburgh international Airport On 9 January 1823 the last two men executed for piracy in Scotland were hanged at the north end of the street (near what is now Tower Street). The two men were Peter Heaman from Carlscrona in Sweden and Francois Gautiez from France. They were found guilty in the summer of 1822 of capturing the brig "Jane", en route from Gibraltar to Brazil, killing its master and stealing 38,000 Spanish dollars. [2] One account says their bodies were afterwards awarded to Dr Alexander Monro for dissection. [3] A second account says they were buried where executed. Two bodies were discovered during an archaeological dig at the north end of the street in approximately the correct area in the summer of 2000, possibly validating the latter claim.

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