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.
There was a dusting of snow in January.
2016 saw the first sighting of nacreous clouds over the city (in our lifetime.)
The road to Holyrood Park was closed due to toad migration in April.
We caught the early morning light on the Royal Mile.
Spring was as beautiful as ever.
But the Forth Bridge disappeared in the haar in May!
The Queensferry Crossing took shape.
And the sunsets were as incredible as ever.
And the Nor Loch returned (briefly) to Princes Street Gardens
The stairs in the National Library of Scotland got a cool design makeover.
A day after Brexit, locals held a march to show our solidarity with immigrants who live here.
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.
We bumped into these smart gentlemen.
The Sikh Community handed out food to those in need every Wednesday (and continues to do so).
Summer was longer than a day this year – hooray!
Deep Time took place with incredible projections on Edinburgh Castle.
The heather bloomed in Holyrood Park
And the Edinburgh Tattoo paid tribute to David Bowie in its finale.
We were invited to Edinburgh Central Mosque and shown around by the Imam.
And the crowds flocked to the Royal Mile in August.
The Festival finale fireworks were as spectacular as ever
The fancy new lighting system for the Scott Monument was installed.
British Home Stores on Princes Street closed its doors for the last time .
As did the St James Centre.
The autumn colours were beautiful.
Even on dull days.
It got atmospheric on the Royal Mile.
Leith residents decorated a tree after the council announced cut backs of spending on Christmas decorations.
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!