Eric Morecambe and (left) Ernie Wise enjoy a pint of Tennent's lager with Erica, one of the 'can models' when they visited the Heriot brewery at Roseburn, Edinburgh, in 1978.

33 amazing pictures that show Edinburgh’s rich brewing past

We take a look back at some of the amazing pictures in our archive of beer and whisky consumption, production and sales in the Capital.

From distilleries like Glenkinchie and North British to breweries like Usher’s and McEwan’s, Edinburgh has an incredibly rich history when it comes to beer and whisky.

Vats and casks of whisky in the warehouse in Bath Street in Leith.

1. Scottish and Newcastle Breweries Bottling and Blending Warehouse in Leith

Vats and casks of whisky in the warehouse in Bath Street in Leith.
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Two workers shovelling coal into the boilers at the old McEwans Brewery in Fountainbridge.

2. The McEwans Brewery in Fountainbridge

Two workers shovelling coal into the boilers at the old McEwans Brewery in Fountainbridge.
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The Beer Bottling hall.

3. The McEwans Brewery in Fountainbridge

The Beer Bottling hall.
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Loading of whisky and beer at Leith docks.

4. Leith docks

Loading of whisky and beer at Leith docks.
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