The Edinburgh pet shop owners who kept a lion and walked it on a leash through Tollcross

With its very special four-pawed attraction, this Tollcross pet shop must have done a roaring trade.

In the 1970s, the Tropical Fish Centre at Lochrin Place featured a far broader menagerie of creatures than its name may suggest.

Aquatic stock was not in short supply, nor was the usual roster of budgies, canaries and cockatiels alongside hamsters, mice, gerbils and guinea pigs.