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Map of Edinburgh and Leith

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Map of Edinburgh and Leith
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This plan of Edinburgh and Leith is from an early Post Office directory dated 1836.

Plan of Edinburgh and Leith for the Letter Carriers' Directory, dated 1836

Postal connections steadily improved in the early 19th century. By 1830 the Edinburgh-Aberdeen mail coach could cover 134 miles in 14 hours 22 minutes, including crossing the Firth of Forth at Queensferry.

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