- 1869 Surgeon's hall riot against equality. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-34207742
- 1935 riots against catholics morningside.
- 1936 riots against catholics
- 1937 anti-catholic politician elected in Leith
- 1940- riots against italians in Leith "In Edinburgh Restaurants, Ice-cream shops, Fish and Chip shops, Hairdressers' establishments and the premises of a wine importer all had their windows smashed."