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Capturing the city in covid times

As we enter a new phase of Scotland's route map out of the coronavirus pandemic, pause and take in Edit's new photo gallery showing the University's Central Area and the surrounding city in recent days.

The lockdown has brought many parts of Edinburgh to a standstill. As we begin to move into a new stage, let's take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the University and city at the quietest Scotland's capital has ever been. 

A panoramic view of Bristo Square
Bristo Square, home to the University's graduation venue, McEwan Hall, and student union, Teviot Row House
The Informatics Forum in the University Central Area
The Informatics Forum, where researchers develop innovations in virtual reality, bioinformatics, artificial learning, robotics and more
The University Main Library in George Square
The University Main Library in George Square holds a vast range of academic and special collections
The view towards the David Hume Tower in George Square
The view towards the David Hume Tower in George Square
Cycle lanes and foot paths between the Meadows and the University's Main Libary
Cycle lanes and footpaths pass by the Meadows and the University Main Library
The University Pleasance sports complex and gym has some of the finest sports and fitness facilities in the country
The University's Pleasance Sports Complex and Gym has some of the finest sports and fitness facilities in the country
A panoramic view of Pollock Halls of Residence
Pollock Halls of Residence nestling beneath Arthur's Seat, one of many student accommodation options at the University
The entrance to the University's Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
The entrance to the University's Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, a leading low carbon hub for Scotland and beyond
The University's Old College
Old College, where the Principal's Office, Law School and Talbot Rice Gallery can be found
New College on the The Mound
The School of Divinity, based at New College on the Mound
A view down the Royal Mile
Looking down the Royal Mile and High Street
The University's Holyrood campus
The University's Holyrood campus, home to the Moray House School of Education and Sport and the Centre for Open Learning
The view of Holyrood from Arthur's Seat
The vista from Arthur's Seat of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Scottish Parliament and Calton Hill
A view of Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle watching over the city

Photography by Chris Close for the University of Edinburgh.  

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