From Rankins’ famous fruit & veg emporiums to Brattisani’s legendary chippies, we take a look at 17 lost Edinburgh institutions that are gone but not forgotten.
Have a look through our photo gallery and take a trip back in time.
5. John Menzies
Specialising in everything from stationery and books to toys and records, John Menzies appeared to have no limit to the variety of wares it had on offer. Its stores are now closed but the Edinburgh-founded company survives with its distribution and aviation arms.
Photo: Hamish Campbell
6. Abbott of Greyfriars
The jewel of George IV Bridge, for decades, Abbott of Greyfriars offered an array of high class jewellery.
Photo: Bill Stout
Legendary chippy Brattisani once had branches all over the city, with the most famous located at Morrison Street and Newington. Here, Charles Brattisani surveys his fish and chip restaurant in Haymarket for the last time in 2002.
Photo: Colin Hattersley
8. Fat Sam's
Situated in the old meat market at Fountainbridge, Fat Sam's was an American gangster-themed restaurant that featured a robotic band and speakeasy vibe. Children were handed the iconic "I Survived Fat Sam's" badge if they finished their grub.
Photo: SUSAN NISBET