In Pictures: Frasers in Edinburgh throughout the years

For many, it spells the end of an era for a part of the West End of the Capital.

Thursday, 7th December 2017, 9:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 8:19 am

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Edinburgh’s most iconic department stores could be turned into a new flagship hotel after being put up for sale with a £13.7 million price tag.

The site has been a department store since Maule & Son opened in 1894.

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Exterior of Binns department store in Princes Street Edinburgh, to have its name changed to House of Fraser in May 1976.

In an exclusive from the Edinburgh Evening News, the sale was been described as a “unique opportunity” to snap up one of the most iconic buildings on Princes Street, which has been home to a Frasers store since 1976.

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The sale of the building could see it divided up for a number of different uses in future, including restaurants, bar, office and even residential properties.

We take a look at the iconic building throughout the years at the one constant building on the street.

Binns department store Edinburgh sale queue. Year unknown
Schoolboys playing with a slot-car racing set called Trix in the toy department of Binns department store in Edinburgh, November 1965.
Exterior view of Binns West End Edinburgh, Princes Street
Binns clock - Corner of West End - Edinburgh
Exterior of Binns department store in Princes Street Edinburgh, to have its name changed to House of Fraser in May 1976.
Binns department store Edinburgh sale queue. Year unknown
Schoolboys playing with a slot-car racing set called Trix in the toy department of Binns department store in Edinburgh, November 1965.
Exterior view of Binns West End Edinburgh, Princes Street
Binns clock - Corner of West End - Edinburgh