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King George IV landing commemorative sign

February 2022
King George IV landing commemorative sign

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A sign marks the spot where King George IV landed at Leith Harbour when he arrived on his royal visit to Scotland in 1822.
The Latin inscription translates as “Oh, happy day!”

Beneath this plaque is another now somewhat inaccessible plaque, on the water side of the harbour wall which reads, “Here our gracious sovereign, George IV first touched Scottish ground on Thursday 15th August 1822.
Wm. Child Admiral of Leith, John MacFie, James Reoch, Abram Newton, Magistrates. Hugh Veitch, Town Clerk.”

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