1916  Wednesday 9th February.

BOYS BIRCHED IN EDINBURGH

On the suggestion of their parents two Leith boys named Robert Laing, 10 Smith’s Lane, and Robert Dickson Ainslie, 16 Fox Street, were sent to the Mars training ship for stealing eighteen rein-bearers from a stable and for being concerned along with another boy, who was admonished, in the theft of 8/- from another shop…