A time-traveller’s map of Edinburgh

We had a great reaction to our recent post about the fantastic ‘then and now’ photographs on the Our Town Stories site.

But did you know the site also has historical maps of our city? These are superimposed over a present day map so you can see how areas have changed using the slider tool – just like the ‘then and now’ photographs.

Portobello Map

Here are a few of our favourites:

Old houses remaining in the High Street and Canongate (1908)

Post Office Map of Edinburgh (1870)

Turnhouse (1905) before Edinburgh Airport

Post Office Map of Edinburgh (1890)

OS Map of Fountainbridge (1851)

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