Gorgie, one of Edinburgh’s oldest areas, is recorded in the 12th century charters of Holyrood Abbey and has been in its current form since the 1880s, when hundreds of tenement buildings were built on and around Gorgie Road as Edinburgh expanded.
Great old photos of some of the area’s most iconic buildings which are gone but not forgotten by locals feature in our look back at Gorgie over the years, including the iconic Ferranti building on Gorgie Road and the old Tynecastle High School. There are also some great old photos of the people of Gorgie going about their daily lives over the years.
1. Bird's eye view
This photo taken in 2011, gives a bird's eye view of Hearts' Tynecastle Park Stadium in Gorgie, showing the now demolished adult learning centre in the foreground, which made way for the new main stand. Photo: Jane Barlow
2. Day trip
OAPs leave in buses outside Gorgie War Memorial Hall for a day's outing to Largs in 1961. Photo: Archive
3. Changing landscape
Aerial photograph of the Slateford/Roseburn and Gorgie/Dalry areas of Edinburgh, May 1991. Looking north west, the picture shows Murrayfield rugby ground (top middle) Tynecastle football ground (middle), and the Western Approach Road. Photo: Bill Henry
4. School days
Gordon Munro, former head teacher at Tynecastle High School, Edinburgh and Beath High, Cowdenbeath, pictured at the Gorgie school in the 1980s in front of the recently built sports games hall at the school. Photo: CRAUFORD TAIT