Edinburgh fires: 13 photos of devastating blazes that changed Edinburgh, including The Great Fire of 1824

The fire that engulfed the former Jenners department store in the heart of Edinburgh on Monday (January 23) joins a list of disasters that have marked the city’s history.

From the Great Fire of 1824, which destroyed hundreds of homes and claimed 13 lives around the Old Town, to more recent blazes, such as the inferno that ravaged the Cowgate and South Bridge in 2002, we take a look at some devastating fires that changed the face of Edinburgh forever.

Take a look through our picture gallery.