Leith Local History Society

Leith Infirmary

From the Scotsman, 19th November 1831

A correspondent complains at being very much shocked at the uncomfortable appearance of the Leith ‘Infirmary Cart’ as he calls it, for conveying invalids to the hospital. If this ‘Cart’ have all the faults he mentions, of which we are not aware, our correspondent – who we suspect must be a ‘coach-constructor’ deserves a job at repairing it, for the masterly way in which he has commented upon the chronic ailments of the Leith vehicle.