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The Scott Monument

The Scott Monument in Princes Street

The Scott Monument in Princes Street - and an old car  -  Possibly photographed in the 1920s

  Reproduced by courtesy Lothian Region Transport


The Scott Monument

Here is a quiet scene at the Scott Monument in Princes Street, with just one car and its chauffeur.

This picture gives a good idea of the height of the monument with its viewing gallery looking to the west along Princes Street, from which many photographs have been taken since the monument was built in the 1840s.

 Princes Street - View from the Scott Monument of a "tram jamb" in the early 1950s

The monument (and its viewing galleries, giving views in all directions)  is still open to visitors.

The photograph may have been taken in the 1920s.  The poles have been erected for the electric trams that replaced the cable trams in Princes Street in 1922.



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