Nostalgia: Brewing in Edinburgh

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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.

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise enjoy a pint of Tennent's lager with Erica, one of the 'can models' in December 1978.

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise enjoy a pint of Tennent's lager with Erica, one of the 'can models' in December 1978.

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.