Pictures of Edinburgh at Christmas from a bygone era

Children play on the model of the Golden Arrow engine in Jenners, Edinburgh, November 1965
Children play on the model of the Golden Arrow engine in Jenners, Edinburgh, November 1965
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Christmas in Scotland’s capital seems to get bigger and begin earlier every year - but there was a time when it was a far simpler affair.

With the lights of this year’s Edinburgh’s Christmas officially switched on a full eleven days before the start of December, it’s fair to say things have changed a lot over the years.