Aerial view of Edinburgh, showing Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and Johnston Terrace.

36 photos that show how Edinburgh city centre has changed through the years

The Capital streets have played host to many events and businesses through the years.

From trams and parades to department stores and shopping centres, here we take a look at how Edinburgh city centre had changed over the years.

Austin and Morris cars at the Eastern Motor Co. Ltd in George Street in 1964.

1. George Street 1964

Austin and Morris cars at the Eastern Motor Co. Ltd in George Street in 1964.
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North British and Mercantile Insurance Company building on Princes Street in 1965. This became the site of the now closed British Home Stores (BHS).

2. North British and Mercantile Insurance Company building 1965

North British and Mercantile Insurance Company building on Princes Street in 1965. This became the site of the now closed British Home Stores (BHS).
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Princes Street looking east from  North Mercantile Marine Insurance building  and Marks and Spencers

3. Princes Street

Princes Street looking east from North Mercantile Marine Insurance building and Marks and Spencers
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Exterior of Willys, furniture store, on the corner of Victoria Street and Melbourne Place (street no longer exists) in December 1965. Melbourne Place was the name of part of George IV Bridge.

4. Willys furniture store 1965

Exterior of Willys, furniture store, on the corner of Victoria Street and Melbourne Place (street no longer exists) in December 1965. Melbourne Place was the name of part of George IV Bridge.
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