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Lost Edinburgh: St James Square

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  • by Many have expressed sadness at what was lost during a period of redevelopment in the 1960s, as the older photo shows us East Register Street in the background. Today the debate continues the aesthetic merits of the area and indeed the St James Centre. Many feel that the centre needs redevelopment, but it appears that the recession has ruled out any immediate plans for improvement. • To purchase old images go to {http://thescotsmanpublications.newsprints.co.uk/|thescotsmanpublications.newsprints.co.uk|click here}
 

Pictured in 1956, St James Square.

While retaining the ‘Square’ name, the area is now primarily a car park to the rear of the St James shopping complex.

 

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