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The construction of the The North British, (now Balmoral Hotel), was completed in 1902. Its distinctive clock tower stands at just under 60 metres and forms an unmistakable part of Edinburgh's skyline.
Browse views from high amongst the girders and photos of men who risked their lives to realize this feat of Victorian engineering.
Embroidered WW1 postcard from the collection of Private Colin Rice.

Our Town Stories – Edinburgh

Explore Edinburgh’s history through images and maps from the collections of Edinburgh Libraries. Discover the city’s past by reading the stories of its people, places and city life.