Old Edinburgh: 29 Amazing Vintage Photos Show the Capital of Scotland From Between the 1900s and 1930s

Edinburgh is the capital and second most populous city of Scotland, it is also the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom.Edinburgh is Scotland’s compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials.Let’s get back the early 20th century to see how Edinburgh has changed.

 Leith street scene, 1912


Old College and South Bridge in Edinburgh, ca. 1900s


Old Town in Edinburgh, ca. 1910s


Old Town with City Chambers and the market cross in Edinburgh, ca. 1930s


Princes Street showing the North British Station Hotel, Waverley Gardens and North Bridge, Edinburgh, ca. 1930s


Princes Street showing Waverley Gardens, the Scott Monument and Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, 1924


Princes Street, Edinburgh, 1912


Tailor’s Hall, Cowgate in Edinburgh, ca. 1910s


The Lawnmarket in Edinburgh, ca. 1920s


The Palace Cinema on Princes Street in Edinburgh, 1939


The Shore in Leith, Edinburgh, 1905


The Tron Picture House on High Street in Edinburgh, 1922


West End of Princes Street, Edinburgh in 1927


West end of Princes Street, Edinburgh, ca. 1920s


Wreaths outside the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle, 1927


Brown’s Court, Canongate in Edinburgh, ca. 1910s


Buildings at Summerhall in Edinburgh, 1910


Buildings at Summerhall in Edinburgh, ca. 1910s


Candlemaker Row and George IV Bridge in Edinburgh, 1907


Castle o’Clouts spirit vaults at 104 St Leonards Street in Edinburgh, ca. 1910s


Grassmarket in Edinburgh, Nov. 1905


Green grocer and provisions shop at 64-66 Morrison Street in Edinburgh, ca. 1920s


Huntly House from Bakehouse Close, Canongate in Edinburgh, ca. 1920s


Huntly House in Edinburgh, 1903


J & R Allan Ltd store on South Bridge, Edinburgh, ca. 1930s


James Souter’s shop in the Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland in 1935


John Knox’s House in Edinburgh, ca. 1900s


København at Henry Robb’s shipbuilding yard, Leith, 1921


 København at Henry Robb’s shipbuilding yard, Leith, 1921

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