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15 legendary Edinburgh institutions that are gone but not forgotten

Edinburgh has witnessed scores of institutions vanish over the years, never to return.

But while these institutions may have bitten the dust, our collective memories of them will never fade. From Brattisani's wonderful fish and chips to the great engineering works at Ferranti, we take a look at 15 legendary social institutions from around Edinburgh that are gone but not forgotten.

One of the city's best-known ice cream parlours and a long-time rival of Musselburgh's S. Luca, Boni's is sorely missed but not forgotten. It closed in 2002.

9. Mr Boni's, Tollcross

One of the city's best-known ice cream parlours and a long-time rival of Musselburgh's S. Luca, Boni's is sorely missed but not forgotten. It closed in 2002.
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This art deco gem opened in 1930 and was originally called the New Victoria. The 2,000-seater cinema later became the Odeon and hosted countless bands on top of its usual roster of films. It closed in 2003.

10. The Odeon, Clerk Street

This art deco gem opened in 1930 and was originally called the New Victoria. The 2,000-seater cinema later became the Odeon and hosted countless bands on top of its usual roster of films. It closed in 2003.
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Starting from small beginnings in 1832, bookseller John Menzies would go on to dominate the market, boasting outlets all over the country. After 1998 the firm transformed into Menzies Aviation and Menzies Distribution.

11. John Menzies

Starting from small beginnings in 1832, bookseller John Menzies would go on to dominate the market, boasting outlets all over the country. After 1998 the firm transformed into Menzies Aviation and Menzies Distribution.
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Once commonplace all over Edinburgh and beyond, Martins the Bakers were as popular as Greggs is today. The outlet pictured shows the company's 'Light Bite' snack bar.

12. Martins the Bakers

Once commonplace all over Edinburgh and beyond, Martins the Bakers were as popular as Greggs is today. The outlet pictured shows the company's 'Light Bite' snack bar.
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