Edinburgh Retro: 25 amazing pictures of primary schools in the 1970s, including dog show, Tufty Club and adopting a monkey

A nostalgic look back at Edinburgh schooldays half a century ago

Turning the clock back 50 years to get a glimpse of life in the 1970s, this selection of old pictures from the Evening News archive captures something of the atmosphere of schooldays back then.

The photos include shots of big occasions - nativity plays, concerts, harvest festivals - as well as special events, such as a pupils' dog show and VIP visits. But there are also ordinary classroom scenes and old school buildings.

Scroll through and indulge in some nostalgia.

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