Edinburgh nostalgia: 13 dramatic retro photos show some of the biggest fires to hit Edinburgh down the decades

These extraordinary photos show firefighters battling some of the biggest blazes to hit Edinburgh

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

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