This little wartime guide to Edinburgh is something I didn’t get time to post during the 2014 Scottish referendum or during the RZSS Edinburgh Zoo centenary in 2013. It is from the 5th Edition, November 1943.
It gives a little flavour of wartime life in Edinburgh and Scotland during WW2. Clicking on a picture below should allow you to enlarge it and read more.
And of course, regimental clubs and less glamorous canteens and rest rooms for H.M. Forces:
Amongst many recreation and entertainments including cinemas, theatres, public baths and zoos, golf seems to feature quite heavily in this little wartime tourism guide in the era of “holidays at home” in Scotland.
“Some addresses which may be useful” in wartime from ARP and NAAFI to the NFS and the YWCA.
So that’s a glimpse of wartime life in Edinburgh, a little bit of time travel.
There is a final page written in French which I will scan and add later, probably for Free French and Canadian French troops visiting the city.