Staff running out of the factory at the end of the shift.
Staff running out of the factory at the end of the shift.

17 photos showing Edinburgh during its industrial golden years

There was a time when Scotland’s capital city manufactured a multitude of different goods and services

Edinburgh was once a city of industry, with untold thousands of people employed by major firms in the manufacturing of everything from beer, biscuits and hot water bottles to huge cargo ships, power station transformers and essential components for the aeronautics industry. In some areas, such as printing and map-making, the Capital was a world-leader.

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