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Greyfriars Bobby is dressed in a hat and scarf. The statue represents one of Edinburgh's best-loved stories of the devotion shown by this Skye Terrier to his master.
This pictorial survey of the St Leonard's gives a fantastic snapshot of social history and a glimpse into the past for this redeveloped area of Edinburgh.
An illustration of a scene from Robert Burns' poem shows a family sitting round the kitchen table waiting eagerly for the dumpling to be laid on the table.

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.