Edinburgh longest-running shops: Romanes and Paterson (Established 1808).
Edinburgh longest-running shops: Romanes and Paterson (Established 1808).

15 of Edinburgh's longest-running businesses that have stood the test of time

Through generations of hard work, sound decision-making and more than a little luck, these Edinburgh businesses have defied all the odds to stand the test of time.

With the city waving a fond farewell to a number of long-established businesses this year, including Duncanson Edwards pawnbrokers and Henderson’s vegetarian restaurant, we take a close look at 15 local firms that have thrived and survived long enough to earn “institution status” and are still with us after all these years.

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