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Edinburgh Photographic Society

26-25 September 2021

1861 was the year that Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the USA and the year the One o’clock Gun was set up at Edinburgh Castle. It was also the year that Edinburgh Photographic Society was founded. Edinburgh Photographic Society has called a number of different buildings home and we moved into Great King Street in 1954. The building was built around 1817 and is a Category A listed building within the UNESCO World Heritage site. Entry is via a grand pillared entrance hall which leads to a lecture hall, exhibition spaces, a library, several meeting rooms and two studios. Although it has had a number of facelifts and some essential modernisation it retains a lot of the charm and features of the original building.

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