Duncan M Weatherstone LP with members of the Edinburgh Festival Voluntary Guides Association

20 photos of the Edinburgh Festival in the 1960s that show how much it has changed

Started in 1947, the annual Edinburgh International Festival is now a huge part of the city's identity.

These photographs from the 1960s show just how much the Festival has changed and grown over the last five decades.

The act rehearse marching over Diana Quick from the Oxford Revue

1. L to R: Nigel Rees, Simon Brett, Mick Sadler and political commentator John Sergeant

The act rehearse marching over Diana Quick from the Oxford Revue
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Taken during the 1960 Edinburgh Festival

2. Margot Fonteyn dances in La Peri at the Empire Theatre

Taken during the 1960 Edinburgh Festival
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Taken during the Edinburgh Festival 1966

3. Women from Enfield Youth Theatre wear sandwich boards to promote their productions of Macbeth & She Stoops to Conquer

Taken during the Edinburgh Festival 1966
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During Edinburgh Festival 1962

4. Festival fireworks at the Tattoo on the Edinburgh Castle esplanade

During Edinburgh Festival 1962
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