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Copyright and terms and conditions

Content disclaimer

The City of Edinburgh Council makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the content on this website but will not be held responsible for any loss, damage, or inconvenience arising from the use of this website. Content may be changed or updated without notice.

If you identify errors or have queries relating to the website please contact us.

Historical content

Some of the content on this website may be controversial or cause offence, being reflective of attitudes or culture from the past. This material is presented as part of the historical record, and to represent all sides of Edinburgh's story, so that by learning from our past we can address our present and future.

External links disclaimer

Listing of websites and links to them should not be taken as an endorsement. The City of Edinburgh Council does not accept responsibility for the contents or reliability of the linked websites nor do we accept any liability for their accuracy or content. If you come across any weblinks that do not work, please contact us.

Copyright statement

All rights, including copyright and database rights, in this website ( and its contents, rest with The City of Edinburgh Council except for material that has been explicitly marked as being the copyright of another person. All material including without limitation text, logos, icons and images published on this website can be used for personal or educational purposes. No part of the site may be copied or adapted without the written permission of The City of Edinburgh Council.

The rights in the original material that has been digitised reside with various copyright holders.

Every care has been taken to identify copyright owners of the original material and every effort has been made to ensure copyright information is accurate. If you identify errors or have queries relating to the website please contact us.

Viewing and using images

You can view images and download single images and short sections of text to your desktop or device or print one copy of an image for your own personal or educational use without charge. The image may not be duplicated in any medium for another person or institution.

If you use images or text in presentations for educational purposes you must include with each image or text a copyright notice (City of Edinburgh Council – Edinburgh Libraries) and acknowledgement to Capital Collections with linked website address (

Reproduction of images for any other use without permission will infringe regulations and may make an individual liable to civil penalties.

Other use of images

You can purchase larger digital image files for personal, educational or commercial use. Find out how to buy images online.

If you wish to use an image for any other reason than educational or personal use in digital or any other format you must contact us to obtain permission and a license fee will usually be charged.