By Jack Gillon,Fraser Parkinson

Edinburgh’s South facet has contributed a lot to the wealthy tale of the town. In 1766, Edinburgh made its first bold enlargement past town partitions with the deliberate improvement of George sq.. the development of the North and South Bridge, linking the recent city, previous city and South part, was once one more improve to improvement within the zone. Nineteenth-century industrialisation led to tenement housing, workshops and factories filling lots of the to be had house among stylish Georgian constructions. within the Fifties, the cave in of the Dumbiedykes’ ‘Penny Tenement’ centred recognition on Edinburgh’s slums, and the elimination of an entire group as a part of a massive slum clearance force undefined. within the face of a public outcry, smooth tower blocks additionally changed the ancient Georgian constructions on George sq. with the lack of the fondly remembered Parker’s shop development within the Bristo area.

In 1975, the South aspect was once declared a conservation region. This reversed the wave of demolition and led to the regeneration of the world and the retention of its ancient id. the combination of groups make it probably the most vibrant parts of Edinburgh, and it holds a unique position within the hearts of present and previous citizens. Edinburgh South aspect via Time takes you in this trip, with outdated and new photographs to demonstrate how this a part of town has replaced over the years.

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