In pictures: Edinburgh’s best-preserved ghost signs

70-year-old signage from Mr Boni's ice cream shop has recently been uncovered and will be preserved. Picture: Christine Vincenti
70-year-old signage from Mr Boni's ice cream shop has recently been uncovered and will be preserved. Picture: Christine Vincenti
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EDINBURGH is an ancient city and has played host to countless merchants and businesses over the course of its long life-span.

An ageing town requires a fresh coat every so often and during renovations old shops, cafés and factories can momentarily come back to life. Here are some of the best examples of ghost signage across the Scottish capital. Thank you to Leila Kean, curator of the Edinburgh Ghost Signs Facebook page, for kindly allowing us to reproduce some of the photographs included in our list.