My Photographs

Central Edinburgh

1990s and 2000s

This page displays a map of central Edinburgh.  Princes Street runs through the centre of this map.  The West End and East End of Princes Street will be marked W and E.

The yellow circles will show where several of my photos were taken from in the 1990s and early 2000s.  The arrows within the circles will show the direction that I was facing.

Please click on the arrows to see the photographs.

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Around Edinburgh

My Photos of Central Edinburgh  -  Most taken around the year 2000.

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Running across the centre of the map below is Princes Street 

from the West End  W   ...   to the East End  E   

These views can be seen by clicking on the arrows in the map below:

1. = St John's Church at the West End of Princes Street (from Lothian Road)

2. = Royal Scots Greys Statue in Princes Street Gardens (from Frederick St.)

3. = Ramay Garden (looking from Princes Street - summer view)

4. = Edinburgh Castle (looking from Princes Street Gardens - evening view)

5. = The Big Wheel and Scots Monument (Princes Street - Christmas Season)

6. = Jenners' Department Store (from the Scott Monument - Christmas Eve)

7. = Rose Street behind Jenners' Department Store (late afternoon shadows)

8. = Royal Bank of Scotland in St Andrews' Square (looking up at statues)

9. = The North Bridge and Balmoral Hotel (looking up from Market St. - floodlit)

Maps for Begbie photos

Central Edin - West    Central Edin - East    Edinburgh & Leith

Maps for photos:

1850s       1950s      2000 Central Edinburgh       2000 Around Edinburgh

Maps for engravings:



Around Edinburgh



NOTES on the MAP

The map used above is:

 The Post Office Directory Plan of Edinburgh & Leith

by W & AK Johnston

Geographers and Engravers to the Queen


I have used this 1860 map on several pages in this web site, to show links to photographs from many different periods, 1850s     1950s     2000.

Remarkably little has changed in the area covered by this map, except for the demolition of St James Square and its replacement by buildings for the Scottish Office, a hotel and the St James Shopping Centre.  This area is immediately to the East of the arrow numbered 8 on the map.



The photographs linked to this map are described as having been taken around 2000.  This is an approximate date.  They have, in fact been taken from the early 1990s to date.


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