A PARADE of giraffes took to the streets of Edinburgh yesterday (Thur) to celebrate local businesses and raise money for charity.
The 5ft figures were decorated in a range of different colours and styles to represent the 40 businesses in Stockbridge taking part.
Comedian Craig Hill launched the event which saw the giraffes marching with a little help from their owners.
They ranged from GI Giraffe – a giraffe decorated in army paint to represent Edinburgh City Boot Camps to Queen Elizabeth- and the regal giraffe decorated with a collar, pearls and a crown for The Bead Shop.
One of the giraffes was signed by Tears of a Giraffe author Alexander McCall Smith and another by the Scottish rugby team.
REPORT: Amanda MacMillan