Recently in the DIU we have been digitizing 21 negatives of images described on their box Shelf-mark – E2005.1 Box 5, as ” Old Edinburgh.” We are aware that some members of Library staff enjoy the challenge of locating parts of the town from old photographs or unusual view points. We think some of these will present a challenge to even the keenest location spotting geeks and we would like to add any juicy information gathered to our related metadata fields. Over the next few weeks we shall post our “Old Edinburgh” images. No prizes for guessing except the smug air of recognition that a superior mind is at work. So as Bamber used to say , “Starter for ten ” anyone?
I’m pretty sure the third image is of Mylne’s Court and New College — the distinctive dome was visible from my flat window this year (Mylne’s Court is now postgrad housing)!
Image 1 is the corner where the Royal Mile meets Cockburn Street.
Thanks! for the information. This gives us something to work with.Yes we thought the same about the first image. We thought we would put an easy one in to get the ball rolling.
And the middle image is also of the mile where it meets Jeffrey St. — the church has been replaced by the Scottish Storytelling Centre, but the building on the corner is still there.
We will check this out great stuff! There are more challenges ahead keep watching our blog.
Just to say, you might like to share these images on the ‘Lost Edinburgh’ facebook page, they get hundreds of viewers. Do you have dates for when the images were taken?
Hi Fraser- I thought we had linked to Lost Edinburgh, but I can’t see them images there so I’ll look into it. Unfortunately, these images didn’t have much information with them, so we don’t know the dates.
Having first visited your Facebook page I have left some comments some of which appear on this page. The images of Milnes / Myles Court are reversed in your presentations I think.
Thanks Fraser- Malcolm is looking into it.
Hi, I am wondering if there are more images in this “Old Edinburgh” file? I am a Digital Media student in UoE and currently working on my final project. I am looking for photographs like these of old Edinburgh. Will be very appreciate if you could offer me some help 🙂 Thanks
Thanks for getting in touch. You could try looking through the following Collections:
http://images.is.ed.ac.uk/luna/servlet/s/17v7dj this last collection is a big one and it is very random, it might be a bit hard to find what you are looking for, but there will be some images like these http://images.is.ed.ac.uk/luna/servlet/s/3wa1zn and possibly others.
Or, contact the Centre for Research Collections at firstname.lastname@example.org, who should be able to tell you about which collections are most likely to have old Edinburgh photos in.
Also, next month we hope to have completed a project to digitise some historic photographs of Leith- I will blog about this when completed so keep an eye on our page!