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Friday, 11 April 2008

Scottish Suburbs

Scottish Suburbs. The Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Suburbs shows how the countryside, farms and villages developed into urban streets, residential areas, shopping districts and industrial estates that are so familiar today. In the course of the last 150 years the outskirts of the city have been transformed, and they have expanded, in a way that would astonish Edinburgh residents of just a few generations ago.In this detailed and fully illustrated account of the suburbs, Sandy Mullay not only offers a concise history of each district, but he also features local anecdotes, myths and folklore, and he remembers remarkable, sometimes bizarre, episodes and notable individuals who played their part in the story. His survey will be essential reading and reference for everyone who takes an interest in their neighbourhood and in the complex, surprising history of the city itself.Recalled in this account are the origins and development of districts as diverse as Trinity, Warriston, Drylaw, Blackhall, Comely Bank, Murrayfield, Dairy, Stenhouse, Craiglockhart, Redford, Morningside, Newington, Liberton, Craigmillar and Portobello.

The Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Suburbs records, in words and photographs, the impact made on the city by an ever-increasing population and changes in industry, at work and in the home. In particular it describes the process of urbanization that encroached on the countryside and gave birth to the city suburbs of today. The book gives a keen insight into the development of each district and into the expansion that created new communities and absorbed the old. The Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Suburbs.

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