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17 Halloween pictures you'll remember if you grew up in Edinburgh

Take a look back at Halloween before pumpkins and trick or treating.

Before trick or treating and pumpkins came guising, neep lanterns and dookin’ for apples. Here were look at some pictures of Halloween celebrations and traditions in Edinburgh.

Little Michael Haughian of Clermiston, Edinburgh, gets to work on his robot costume for Halloween 1951.

1. Fancy dress

Little Michael Haughian of Clermiston, Edinburgh, gets to work on his robot costume for Halloween 1951.
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It was usual to 'do a turn' when out guising and sing a song or tell a joke at the houses that you called at. These children in Leith count their guising money back in 1951.

2. Doing a turn

It was usual to 'do a turn' when out guising and sing a song or tell a joke at the houses that you called at. These children in Leith count their guising money back in 1951.
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A Halloween party held at Lauriston community centre in October 1970. Dooking for apples.

3. Lauriston community centre, 1970

A Halloween party held at Lauriston community centre in October 1970. Dooking for apples.
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A traditional game on a Scottish Halloween - catching the treacle scone at a children's Halloween party at Greenside Parish Church in Edinburgh, 1971.

4. Catch the treacle scone

A traditional game on a Scottish Halloween - catching the treacle scone at a children's Halloween party at Greenside Parish Church in Edinburgh, 1971.
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