The Mural on the entrance wall of Leith Dockers Club
About Leith Dockers Club
Leith Dockers Club was established in 1946 in an old Leith manor house which formerly belonged to a wine merchant. The building was then purchased with the aid of financial backing from The Forth Ports Authority and although now only a handful of Dockers still remain those that do play a large role in the running of the club.
In 2014 Prestonpans artist Tom Ewing painted a mural (at top of page) of Leith and the docks on the entrance wall of the club. The mural takes you on a trip down memory lane of old Leith and highlights many of Leith’s recognisable buildings. Many of which still remain and some which are sadly no longer there – destroyed during Leith’s development in the 1960’s. The mural was officially opened by local writer Irvine Welsh.
Community Activities and Charity
The club has played a prominent role in the annual Leith festival and Leith gala day for many years, offering our premises for a variety of functions and community activities throughout the years. We play a large part in supporting local community clubs, charities and organisations including Leith Athletic FC, Victoria Boxing Club, St Columbas Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Nurses and CHAS.
You will always find a friendly face behind the bar at the club, many of our staff have been with us for years and always offer a warm welcome to old and new faces. We have members from all over the world that can return after 20 years and still recognise a friendly face on either side of the bar.