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A journey on the number 2 bus

The route of the number 2 bus provides a glimpse of the changing land use and amenities in Edinburgh in the late 20th and provides a contrasting view of the city and its organisation in the 19th Century. In particular the video illustrates the 'inside out' nature of the city - with shopping and sociability relocated to the fringe of the city rather than the centre. What other transitions can you identify? What are the consequences of this shift? How should we view the transitional arrangements and long run implications?

Photograph of a no. 2 bus

Image 1: The no.2 bus leaving The Gyle shopping centre.