From Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1961

“We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation” - Voltaire

On June 15 1961, Charles Weever Cushman, amateur photographer, arrived with his Kodachrome color camera in Scotland.  Starting in Glasgow, he travelled East to Edinburgh, before jetting off. If you or anyone who know are in the photographs, please get in touch. So let’s go – and imagine the stories behind every image…

 

June 15, 1961 - Tracks entering Waverly Station Edinburgh

June 15, 1961 – Tracks entering Waverly Station Edinburgh

 

Jun. 15, 1961: Scott Mon't and North British Hotel Edinburgh - Walter Scott Tower and clock tower of Nor. Brit. Hotel | Walter Scott tower and a clock tower of Not. Brit. Ho.

Jun. 15, 1961: Scott Mon’t and North British Hotel Edinburgh

Jun. 16, 1961 - Blackfriars Street Edinburgh

Jun. 16, 1961 – Blackfriars Street Edinburgh

Jun. 16, 1961: High Street Edinburgh

Jun. 16, 1961: High Street Edinburgh

 

Jun. 16, 1961: John Knox’s house on Lower High St. Edinburgh

 

Jun. 17, 1961: Portsburgh Square below Edinburgh Castle

Jun. 17, 1961: Portsburgh Square below Edinburgh Castle

 

Jun. 17, 1961 Description (Slide): Portsburgh Square below Edinburgh Castle

Jun. 17, 1961: Portsburgh Square below Edinburgh Castle

 

Jun. 17, 1961 - Up at Edinburgh Castle from Grass Market

Jun. 17, 1961 – Up at Edinburgh Castle from Grass Market

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Jun. 17, 1961 – Edinburgh Castle from Esplanade

 

Jun. 18, 1961 - John Knox house High St. Edinburgh

Jun. 18, 1961 – John Knox house High St. Edinburgh

 

Jun. 18, 1961 - Beach along Firth of Forth near Cramond

Jun. 18, 1961 – Beach along Firth of Forth near Cramond

 

Jun. 18, 1961 - Archer Street, Edinburgh

Jun. 18, 1961 – Archer Street, Edinburgh

 

June 19, 1961 - Princes Street West from St. Andrew Edinburgh

June 19, 1961 – Princes Street West from St. Andrew Edinburgh

 

June 19, 1961 - Princes Street at St. Andrew Edinburgh

June 19, 1961 – Princes Street at St. Andrew Edinburgh

June 19, 1961 - Shipyard Cranes River Clyde Glasgow

June 19, 1961 – Shipyard Cranes River Clyde Glasgow

June 19, 1961 - Ferry ship River Clyde Glasgow

June 19, 1961 – Ferry ship River Clyde Glasgow

June 19, 1961 - Hope & Sauchiehall Streets Glasgow

June 19, 1961 – Hope & Sauchiehall Streets Glasgow

Jun 19, 1961 - Hope and Sauchiehall Streets Glasgow

Jun 19, 1961 – Hope and Sauchiehall Streets Glasgow