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Astonishing press photographs capture interwar era Edinburgh

If there’s a finer collection of images showing Edinburgh in the 1930s, I have yet to encounter it.

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Northumbrian king or Celtic tribe - how did Edinburgh get its name?

Northumbrian king or Celtic tribe - how did Edinburgh get its name?

The origin of the name Edinburgh has fascinated me for as long as I can remember.

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The original bandstand.

Brand new memories will be made at the new Ross Theatre

With the design for its successor to be announced on Tuesday, the curtain is coming down on the existing incarnation of the Ross Bandstand.

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May Day morning on Arthur's Seat in 1965 - 4 girls wash their faces in the morning dew as the sun comes up. Picture: Copyright TSPL

Lost Edinburgh: Washing your face in the May dew

On May Day mornings gone by the slopes of Arthur’s Seat were once as crammed with pedestrians as the paving slabs of Princes Street.

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Video: ‘Auntie Moira’ recalls her Ross Bandstand glory days

THERE was a time when Moira Hepburn entertained more nieces and nephews than anyone else in Edinburgh.

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D-Type Jaguars are loaded up at the home of Ecurie Ecosse at Merchiston Mews.

When a racing team from Merchiston won Le Mans

FOR two consecutive seasons in the 1950s, a small, resourceful racing team from Merchiston swept aside the big guns to become Le Mans 24hr champions

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The Edinburgh church demolished and decanted to Calton Hill

The Edinburgh church demolished and decanted to Calton Hill

It was once lauded as the finest example of Gothic church architecture in Edinburgh.

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Caledonian Station aka Caley Station Princes Street Edinburgh in 1965. David's grandfather is in the foreground.

Lost Edinburgh: ‘A passion for pictures which changed my life’

Six years ago this Spring I embarked on a project which would alter the course of my life forever.

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The Innocent Railway Tunnel. Picture: Gareth Easton/Evening News

A history of Edinburgh’s Innocent Railway line

BUILT to serve a carbon-starved capital city, it was Edinburgh’s earliest railway, and boasted the nation’s first railway tunnel to boot.

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The opening scene to Trainspotting is famous for the chase along Princes Street. Picture: Film4

Top ten movies filmed in Edinburgh

Edinburgh with its majestic backdrops and unique mix of historic architecture has forever been a popular location for film-makers. We take a misty-eyed look back (and forward) at some of our favourite movies filmed in Auld Reekie over the years.

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The Craigentinny Marbles monument was built in the 1800s on empty land but is now surrounded by a housing estate. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

Craigentinny’s peculiar ‘Roman’ tomb

PERCHED amongst the low-rise properties of Craigentinny stands the oddest thing... A 30ft high mausoleum.

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Portrait of Sir Walter Scott - an honourary member of Edinburgh's Six Foot High Club. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

Edinburgh’s extraordinary Six Foot High Club

IT SOUNDS like the title of a Monty Python sketch, but members took Edinburgh’s Six Foot High Club very seriously.

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Brattisani's fish and chip shop on Newington Road which closed in 2004. Picture: TSPL

Brattisani’s: An Edinburgh institution

TWELVE years since the last portion of their famous fish and chip empire was wrapped up for good, memories of Brattisani’s remain strong.

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