Edinburgh Vintage: 11 Stunning photographs showing Edinburgh flourish over the years

Edinburgh was founded before the 7th century and these photographs, some over 100 years old, show just how much the Scottish capital has changed.

Those of us in Edinburgh (or “Auld Reekie” as it’s known in Scots) are all too familiar with the traffic caused by construction, but some of these pictures put into perspective the long-term benefits of that work as we appreciate where we are now.

A masterpiece of architecture, Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town reflect the city’s history and tell the stories of a bygone past that add 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 our present and their own, what changes do you expect we’ll see?