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17 photos transporting you back to Edinburgh in 1961

Edinburgh Evening News logo Edinburgh Evening News 4 days ago David McLean
a group of people standing in front of a building © East Princes Street Gardens - Grass given first cut of year by Jimmy Hunt watched by Raymond Collins...

Now in its teens, the Edinburgh International Festival had already secured its position as the city’s primary cultural event.

a man standing in front of a building © Ths statue of Allan Ramsay by the Floral Clock in Princes Street gardens with street decorations dur...

While far from attracting the millions of visitors it enjoys today, the late summer arts jamboree ensured a steady flow of tourism cash would pour into the Capital’s coffers each year.

a man holding a gun © Men fearlessly walk ropes during construction of the Forth Road Bridge, August 2 1961.

As our archive pictures show, the festival, along with the ongoing construction of the Forth Road Bridge, was most definitely dominating news pages in Edinburgh in 1961.

a man standing in front of a building © Tram lines are removed from Salisbury Place in May 1961 - Driller Hugh Burns works in a muffle box t...

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a group of people standing in front of a building © Sir Jacob Epstein's statue of St Michael and the Devil erected on the roof of Waverley Market to pro...

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a group of people standing in front of a building © Heatwave in Edinburgh - Youngsters Gordon Macpherson and Neill MacPherson eating ice cream at an ic...

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© Screaming fans in the audience at the Adam Faith concert in the Capitol in Leith, May 1961.
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