We end 2019 with a brief reminder from the photo archive that – contrary to some assertions – it is possible to enjoy this time of year in Edinburgh without fireworks, funfairs, amplified music, or exploding bratwurst.
We wish all our readers a very happy and peaceful 2020.
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