In Pictures: Frasers in Edinburgh throughout the years

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

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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.

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

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.

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.

READ MORE: Iconic Frasers’ Princes Street store goes on the market

Binns department store Edinburgh  sale queue. Year unknown

Binns department store Edinburgh sale queue. Year unknown

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.

Schoolboys playing with a slot-car racing set called Trix  in the toy department of Binns  department store in Edinburgh, November 1965.

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

Exterior view of Binns West End Edinburgh, Princes Street

Binns clock -  Corner of West End - Edinburgh

Binns clock - Corner of West End - Edinburgh