Edinburgh Then and Now: 11 vintage pictures showing Edinburgh flourish over the years

Edinburgh was founded before the 7th century and these photographs, some dating back over 100 years, show just how much our bonnie capital city has grown.

Those of us in Edinburgh or “Auld Reekie” are all too familiar with the traffic and delays caused by construction, but some of these pictures put into perspective the long-term benefits of that work as we appreciate where we are today.

Considered a masterpiece of architecture, Edinburgh’s Old Town and Georgian New Town reflect the city’s history and tell the stories of a bygone past (some spine-chilling) that adds character and charm to Scotland’s fabled capital city.

Here are 11 pictures that show Edinburgh then and now; with photographs taken many lifetimes from our own - when future content creators mark the changes between today and their time, what changes do you expect we’ll see?

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