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The St James Centre took its name from James Craig's St James' Square which occupied the site until its demolition in 1965.
A family history tells the story of how life has changed in Edinburgh and surrounding areas, from working the canal banks of Ratho, to camping and fishing trips.
A picture from our collection of Walter Crane's illustrated children's books, 'In the Garden'.

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.