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Video – Edinburgh 1936

A short video of Edinburgh in 1936.
fascinating video,  to see all the smog above the city, we can certianbly see where Edinburgh got its name ‘

Description from the youtube video itself

This film was made in 1934, 1935, 1936, and 1937 by Mr. George Cumin of Newcastle. 1936 was the year in which Edinburgh Cine and Video Society was founded. In 1986, the year of our Golden Jubilee, we had invited Newcastle film makers to visit us; they came with this film and presented it to the society. Part of the film can be dated by a shot of the Picture House on Princes Street, which is headlining the film ‘A Star is Born’, released to cinemas in April 1937.