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Portobello's pier was designed by Tay Bridge architect, Thomas Bouch and opened in 1871. It was demolished in 1917.
"We trust that this Library is to grow in usefulness year after year, and prove one of the most potent agencies for the good of the people for all time to come" - Andrew Carnegie.
A 1960s child's hanky from the Museum of Childhood's collections.

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.