The scene of a fire showing damage done to the Gift Box shop at the corner of Nicolson Square and Nicolson Street Edinburgh, June 1992.
The scene of a fire showing damage done to the Gift Box shop at the corner of Nicolson Square and Nicolson Street Edinburgh, June 1992.

18 lost Edinburgh buildings we wish were still standing

Edinburgh has undergone massive changes over the years, some wholly positive, others less so.

Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 7:21 pm

Many of the transformations inflicted the city have resulted in the loss of beautiful buildings, ranging from the historically valuable to the architecturally significant.

The post-war era of the 20th century witnessed a marked increase in the number of Georgian and Victorian structures being demolished, as the Capital looked boldly towards the future.

However, not all of these modern developments were welcomed and many were fiercely opposed.

We take a look at 18 examples of lost Edinburgh buildings that we wish were still standing today.

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