Edinburgh history: 11 incredible photos that show the popular suburb of Morningside down the decades

These days, Morningside is a bustling district of Edinburgh, packed with popular landmarks, independent shops, bars and restaurants.

A former village serving several farms and estates in the area, in the 19th century it developed as a residential suburb, thanks to the advent of a railway service and other transport improvements.

Morningside is now a local government ward with a population of around 33,000 people living in a mixture of villas, tenement flats and more modern housing – all centred around the main shopping street of Morningside Road.

We’ve trawled through our picture archives to bring you 11 photos of Morningside down the years.

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