Back in July 1979, Edinburgh’s 50 years of twinning with Munich was celebrated with a Bavarian beer tent in Princes Street Gardens.
Pictured here, Hetty Walter, a waitress from West Germany, offered litre pitchers of beer from her native country to the thousands of people who attended the week-long celebration, packing themselves in to the 1200-seater tent.
Just months earlier, however, all eyes were very much on what Scotland had to offer on the beer front when comedians Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise visited the Tennent Caledonian’s Heriot Brewery, at Roseburn, where they had this picture taken with Erica, one of the ‘can models’ of the era.
It was the pair’s first trip to the Capital in nearly 30 years. “I met my wife in Edinburgh and have not seen her from that day to this,” Morecambe joked with brewery workers.