Lost Edinburgh churches: then and now

THE last few generations have not been kind to Edinburgh's ecclesiastical architecture. Shifting demographics, dwindling congregations and other societal factors have seen scores of church buildings fall by the wayside.

Kirkgate Church - Henderson Street - Leith Edinburgh. Picture: TSPL

Sadly few of the replacements can match the sheer majesty and inherent beauty of what had been gone before. We’ve scoured the archives to provide you with fourteen of Edinburgh’s lost churches, many of which now exist only in battered photographs and distant memories.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise