The early human settlement in Edinburgh dates back to the early middle ages. By the first half of the 18th century, Edinburgh was one of the most densely populated towns in Europe. However, in 1821 Glasgow became the largest city in Scotland. In the mid-19th century the city centre between Princes Street and George Street became major commercial districts with the arrival of railways. The major slum clearance took place in 1960s and 1970s.
These stunning color photographs capture streets, towns, landmarks, and everyday life of Edinburgh in the 1960s. When there were different cars, roads look much better; there were beautiful old fashioned street lights. Vote your favorites and don’t forget to share.