Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh Castle.

Maps showing Edinburgh through history have been uncovered. The maps start in 1610 and include plans showing the arrival of railways, the distribution of Victorian tuberculosis cases and a temperance-league breakdown of city-centre pubs. The strangest map is probably a detailed 1983 Soviet army map, designed to be used by commanders in the event of war – ‘it would have been perfect for planning a tank invasion’. The maps, collected in association with the National Library of Scotland, are visible in a new book. Read more: bbc.co.uk

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