A new website has been launched for Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital and my home town.
Edinburgh City Libraries says: “Our Town Stories is an attractive new interactive website from Edinburgh Libraries. It explores the history of Edinburgh through images, maps and stories from 1700 to the present day. Users can access heritage material from our own rich collections but also the online resources we offer for local and family historians, including SCRAN and the Scotsman Digital Archive. Our Town Stories will appeal to anyone interested in the history of Edinburgh.
- Use the map to find images of Edinburgh both past and present;
- Discover how familiar places like George Street, the Meadows and North Bridge have changed through Then and Now images;
- Explore historical maps tracing Edinburgh’s development since 1700;
- Read stories of Edinburgh’s people, places and city life; including the story of Greyfriars Bobby; the hidden gems of Edinburgh’s literary connections and the stories behind some of Edinburgh’s famous landmarks and monuments.
“You might also want to take a look at Capital Collections, which has recently changed. It still has the same amazing images of Edinburgh and beyond, but there are now more ways to enjoy them. You can explore images of Edinburgh by date or on a map interface. Capital Collections has always had fabulous exhibitions but now you can scroll through all the images in an exhibition with ease.”