Edinburgh Photo Review – 2016

2016 was another incredible year to live in Edinburgh. We never take it for granted that we can call this amazing place our home.

Every day, we make the most of our city and enjoy all it has to offer. Here is a selection of our photo highlights from 2016.

Enjoy!

 

There was a dusting of snow in January.

A snowy Arthur's Seat

A snowy Arthur’s Seat

Salisbury Crags

Salisbury Crags

2016 saw the first sighting of nacreous clouds over the city (in our lifetime.)

Nacreous clouds over Edinburgh, February 2016

Nacreous clouds over Edinburgh, February 2016

Spring sprung.

The Scott Monument

The Scott Monument

The road to Holyrood Park was closed due to toad migration in April.

April 2016

April 2016

We caught the early morning light on the Royal Mile.

We got up early to catch the early morning light on the Royal Mile.

The Royal Mile

Spring was as beautiful as ever.

Blossom in front of Edinburgh Castle.

Blossom in front of Edinburgh Castle.

Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens

But the Forth Bridge disappeared in the haar in May!

Forth Bridge hiding in the haar

Forth Bridge hiding in the haar

Cygnets arrived.

Cygnets arrived.

The Queensferry Crossing took shape.

May 2016

May 2016

And the sunsets were as incredible as ever.

Newhaven sunset

Newhaven sunset

Cramond / Silverknowes sunset

Cramond / Silverknowes sunset

Edinburgh celebrate Pride

Edinburgh celebrated Pride in June.

The Floral Clock was as beautiful as ever

The Floral Clock was as beautiful as ever

And the Nor Loch returned (briefly) to Princes Street Gardens

Flooding in Princes Street Gardens

Flooding in Princes Street Gardens

The stairs in the National Library of Scotland got a cool design makeover.

The stairs in the National Library of Scotland on George IV Bridge at the moment. The 'You Are Here' maps exhibition is on until April 2017.

The stairs in the National Library of Scotland on George IV Bridge at the moment. The ‘You Are Here’ maps exhibition is on until April 2017.

The R.W. Forsyth Sphere returned to Princes Street.

Back in its rightful place, July 2017

Back in its rightful place, July 2016

A day after Brexit, locals held a march to show our solidarity with immigrants who live here.

Migrant solidarity march, June 2016

Migrant solidarity march, June 2016

The filming of Trainspotting 2 took place all over town and we bumped into Danny Boyle whilst up Arthur’s Seat for a walk. He told us our city was amazing.

Danny Boyle up Arthur's Seat

Danny Boyle up Arthur’s Seat

We bumped into these smart gentlemen.

We bumped into these smart gentlemen.

Spotted on the Royal Mile.

The Sikh Community handed out food to those in need every Wednesday (and continues to do so).

Even in the pouring rain, the Guru Sanak kitchen / Sikh community hand out food every Wednesday in Edinburgh on the Royal Mile.

Even in the pouring rain, the Guru Sanak kitchen / Sikh community hand out food every Wednesday in Edinburgh on the Royal Mile.

 

Summer was longer than a day this year – hooray!

There was more than one sunny day.

There was more than one sunny day.

The sun shone on more than one day.

The sun shone on more than one day.

Deep Time took place with incredible projections on Edinburgh Castle.

Deep Time by Callum Ollason

Deep Time by Callum Ollason

The Red Arrows flew over Edinburgh. Photo by Dark Edinburgh.

The Red Arrows flew over Edinburgh. Photo by Dark Edinburgh.

The heather bloomed in Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park

And the Edinburgh Tattoo paid tribute to David Bowie in its finale.

By Dave Stewart

By Dave Stewart

The Queen's Horses in Holyrood Park

The Queen’s Horses in Holyrood Park

We were invited to Edinburgh Central Mosque and shown around by the Imam.

Edinburgh Central Mosque

Edinburgh Central Mosque

And the crowds flocked to the Royal Mile in August.

The Royal Mile was really busy in August

The Royal Mile was really busy in August

The Festival finale fireworks were as spectacular as ever

Festival Fireworks 2016, by Dave Stewart.

Festival Fireworks 2016, by Dave Stewart.

The fancy new lighting system for the Scott Monument was installed.

By Michael Bryant

By Michael Bryant

British Home Stores on Princes Street closed its doors for the last time .

British Home Stores closed its doors

British Home Stores closed its doors

As did the St James Centre.

St James Centre as we know it closed its doors forever.

St James Centre as we know it closed its doors forever.

The autumn colours were beautiful.

Trees in the grounds of Lauriston Castle

Trees in the grounds of Lauriston Castle

Even on dull days.

A splash of red in front of Edinburgh Castle.

A splash of red in front of Edinburgh Castle.

Autumn leaves and the Castle at night.

Autumn leaves and the Castle at night.

Edinburgh remembered.

Edinburgh remembered.

Edinburgh remembered.

It got atmospheric on the Royal Mile.

It got atmospheric on the Royal Mile.

The Royal Mile.

Leith residents decorated a tree after the council announced cut backs of spending on Christmas decorations.

A very merry Leith Christmas

A very merry Leith Christmas

And saving the best for last…….please indulge us……..was the Hibs victory parade on Sunday 22nd May 2016.

Simply the best day ever for Hibs fans after winning the Scottish Cup for the first time in 114 years.

Here’s to a fabulous 2017 in Edinburgh!

Hibs victory parade down Leith Walk by Kevin Kirk

Hibs victory parade down Leith Walk by Kevin Kirk

Full collection of Hibs photos and video clips.

Happy Hibees! By Kevin Kirk.

Happy Hibees! By Kevin Kirk.

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