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New guide highlights Vintage Edinburgh

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A new guide takes Edinburgh residents and visitors on a trip down memory lane by highlighting businesses which specialise in vintage clothes, music, books and retro food & drink.

The Vintage Trail, produced by City of Edinburgh Council, highlights vintage retailers both in the city centre and further afield, including Leith, Portobello and Stockbridge.

Councillor Frank Ross, Convener of the Economy Committee, said: 'We’ve kept our definition of vintage as inclusive as possible and all of the entries are individual and unusual. The guide is also well indexed with handy maps to help you get around. It is one of many Council projects to help build stronger town centres and includes some areas out with the city centre.

'You can create your own vintage trail whether you are heading for the beach at Portobello and South Queensferry or the hidden gems in Stockbridge, Leith and the Grassmarket.'

One of the businesses featured is The Gently Mad, a father and son antiquarian and vintage book business. Owner Robert Mullin said: 'We are passionate about, if not obsessed with, antiquarian and vintage books and have a particular interest in bookbinding and book restoration.

'Our bookshelves are crammed with hundreds of wonderful volumes specialising in children’s illustrated, natural history, and Scottish interest. Our small working bindery is on view to the public and we are always happy to discuss the traditional processes involved in repairing and making books.

'We are delighted to be included in the Edinburgh Vintage Trail 2015 brochure and hope that its readers will see that Edinburgh as a city that has a lot to offer those with an interest in all things vintage.'

To download the trail, visit the Edinburgh City Council website.

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