In pictures: Edinburgh's lost churches

Edinburgh was once a town dominated by church spires and chimney stacks, but the cityscape soon changed in line with a more secular and less industrial Britain during the 20th century.

Kirkgate Church - Henderson Street - Leith. Picture: TSPL
Kirkgate Church - Henderson Street - Leith. Picture: TSPL

Shifting demographics, dwindling congregations and other societal factors have seen much of the city’s best ecclesiastical architecture fall by the wayside.

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We’ve scoured the archives to bring you a selection of Edinburgh’s lost churches, many of which now exist only in battered photographs and distant memories.