Edinburgh’s Boot Scrapers

Edinburgh is awash with boot scrapers, especially in the New Town (built between 1765 and 1850), where just about every building’s front door or front stairway is flanked by boot scrapers. The boot scrapers come in various designs. Some are attached to the railings of the balconies, but most are free standing. Some are missing, or broken, but it seems that most have survived, though likely never used.

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