Edinburgh in pictures: now and then

The statue of the Duke of Wellington mounted on his horse faces North Bridge, 1885. Picture: Our Town Stories / Edinburgh Council
The statue of the Duke of Wellington mounted on his horse faces North Bridge, 1885. Picture: Our Town Stories / Edinburgh Council
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A SCOTTISH council is using modern technology to bring history to life.

Edinburgh City Council’s interactive slider tool gives history fans the chance to examine photographs from some of the oldest parts of the city, and then watch the area as it transforms over the years.

The Meadowbank Velodrome under construction in 1970 Picture: Our Town Stories / Edinburgh Council

The Meadowbank Velodrome under construction in 1970 Picture: Our Town Stories / Edinburgh Council

The innovative Our Town Stories page creates a ghostly effect in parts of Edinburgh including, the Royal Mile, Leith, North Bridge and the Meadowbank Veldrome.

The Then and Now slider can be accessed here

John Knox's house in 1880, situated on the High Street of Edinburgh's Royal Mile Picture: Our Town Stories / Edinburgh Council

John Knox's house in 1880, situated on the High Street of Edinburgh's Royal Mile Picture: Our Town Stories / Edinburgh Council

Foot of Leith Walk in 1912. Picture: Our Town Stories / Edinburgh Council

Foot of Leith Walk in 1912. Picture: Our Town Stories / Edinburgh Council