That decade saw many TV and comedy stars who went onto become household names appear in Edinburgh, selling their shows on the streets of the city like everyone else, including comedians Rowan Atkinson, Alexi Sayle and Jo Brand, musician Jools Holland and Scottish US TV show host Craig Ferguson.
25. French connection
Two performers from the controversial French circus Archaos lay down their chainsaws and take a break from previewing their Edinburgh Festival Fringe act in the Royal Mile, August 1989. Photo: Joe Steele
26. Private eyes
Ian Hislop, editor of the satirical magazine Private Eye, was in the Capital to review the Edinburgh Festival in August 1989. Mr Hislop is pictured outside the Festival Fringe Society in the Royal Mile. Photo: Stanley Hunter