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A fortune teller stands with caged lovebirds in St. Giles Street, c1900.
Find out about The Town Guard of Edinburgh, a civic unit of armed guards founded in 1680s to keep the city's streets and wynds safe.
Image from Wester Hailes Library's archive of pictures depicting the area during the 1980s and 1990s.

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.