70 Interesting Photos of Street Scenes in Edinburgh, Scotland in the Early 1960s

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas. Historically part of the county of Midlothian (interchangeably Edinburghshire before 1921), it is located in Lothian on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. Edinburgh is Scotland’s second-most populous city and the seventh-most populous city in the United Kingdom.

Recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century, Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and the highest courts in Scotland. The city’s Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence of the monarch in Scotland. The city has long been a centre of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scots law, literature, philosophy, the sciences and engineering. It is the second-largest financial centre in the United Kingdom, and the city’s historical and cultural attractions have made it the UK’s second-most visited tourist destination attracting 4.9 million visits, including 2.4 million from overseas in 2018.

Edinburgh’s official population estimates are 488,050 (mid-2016) for the Edinburgh locality, 518,500 (mid-2019) for the City of Edinburgh council area, and 1,339,380 (2014) for the wider city region. Edinburgh lies at the heart of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland city region comprising East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian.

The city is the annual venue of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. It is home to national cultural institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582 and now one of three in the city, is placed 16th in the QS World University Rankings for 2022. The city is also known for the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe, the latter being the world’s largest annual international arts festival. Historic sites in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate, and the extensive Georgian New Town built in the 18th/19th centuries. Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town together are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has been managed by Edinburgh World Heritage since 1999. (Wikipedia)

Princes Street looking west, Edinburgh, circa 1960
Castle Street, Edinburgh, circa 1960
Princes Street looking east, Edinburgh, circa 1960
Princes Street looking east, Edinburgh, circa 1960
St. Cuthbert’s horse-drawn milk cart, Canongate, Edinburgh, 1960
The ‘Pentland Hills Hotel’, 68 Camus Avenue, Edinburgh, 1960
View north from the castle, Edinburgh, circa 1960
By the Floral Clock, Edinburgh, 1961
Castle entrance, Edinburgh, 1961
East end of Princes Street, Edinburgh, 1961
Fettes College, Inverleith, Edinburgh, 1961
Greyfriars’ Bobby’s Bar, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, 1961
Imperial Hotel, Leith Street, from the junction with Little King Street (the pub on the right is Moir’s Bar), Edinburgh, 1961
J. W. Mackie’s Shop & Tea Room, Princes Street, Edinburgh, 1961
Jenners Store, Princes Street, Edinburgh, 1961
Marcus’ Fur Shop, 97 Princes Street, Edinburgh, 1961
Old Waverley Hotel from the Scott Monument, Princes Street, Edinburgh, circa 1961
Princes Street Gardens looking east, Edinburgh, 1961
Princes Street looking east, Edinburgh, 1961
Princes Street looking east, Edinburgh, 1961
Princes Street looking west from the Scott Monument, Edinburgh, 1961
Princes Street looking west, Edinburgh, 1961
Scott Monument, Princes Street, Edinburgh, 1961
St.Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, 1961
Sunset from Calton Hill, Edinburgh, 1961
The Old Waverley Hotel, Princes Street, Edinburgh, 1961
The Old Waverley Hotel, Princes Street, Edinburgh, 1961
The ‘Roxburghe’ Hotel, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, 1961
Usher Brewery Cart, Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh, 1961
West end of Princes Street at Binns Store, Edinburgh, 1961
Bus stop, Princes Street, Edinburgh, 1962
Castle from George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh, 1962
Chester Street, Edinburgh, 1962
High Street looking west, Edinburgh, 1962
John Knox’s House, High Street, Edinburgh, 1962
John Knox’s House, High Street, Edinburgh, 1962
Looking west at St. Giles Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh, 1962
Mons Meg, Castle, Edinburgh, 1962
Princes Street looking east, Edinburgh, circa 1962
Princes Street looking east, Edinburgh, circa 1962
Princes Street looking east, Edinburgh, circa 1962
Princes Street looking west, Edinburgh, circa 1962
Princes Street looking west, Edinburgh, circa 1962
River Almond, Cramond, Edinburgh, 1962
St. Mary’s Episcopalian Cathedral from Melville Street, Edinburgh, 1962
The Beach, Cramond, Edinburgh, 1962
The castle from Frederick Street, Edinburgh, 1962
Canongate Tolbooth, High Street, Edinburgh, 1963
Greyfriars Bobby, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, circa 1963
John Knox’s House, Edinburgh, 1963
John Knox’s House, Edinburgh, 1963
Lower Canongate, Edinburgh, 1963
Princes Street looking east, Edinburgh, 1963
St. Giles Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh, 1963
Traffic policeman, junction of Frederick St. and Princes St., Edinburgh, 1963
Waverley Station from south St. Andrew Street, Edinburgh, 1963
West end, Princes Street, Edinburgh, 1963
East Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, 1964
High Street Looking East at St. Giles, Edinburgh, 1964
Holyrood House, Edinburgh, 1964
John Knox’s House, High Street, Edinburgh, 1964
Junction of Princes Street and Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, 1964
Princes Street from Calton Hill, Edinburgh, 1964
Princes Street looking east, Edinburgh, 1964
Princes Street looking east, Edinburgh, 1964
Princes Street looking west, Edinburgh, 1964
Forth Road Bridge, River Forth, Queensferry, 1965
Melville Street, Edinburgh, 1965
Princes Street looking east, Edinburgh, 1965
Princes Street Looking West, Edinburgh, 1965

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