Edinburgh retro: 13 photos of  devastating fires that changed the face of Edinburgh forever

Over the years, there have been some devastating fires in Edinburgh – some of which changed the face of the city forever.

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, Edinburgh has seen some terrible blazes.

Take a look through our picture gallery to see a some of the worst blazes in the city.

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