Members of Hibs Supporters Club ready to leave Edinburgh for Cyprus in February 1988.
Members of Hibs Supporters Club ready to leave Edinburgh for Cyprus in February 1988.

15 photos to transport you back to Edinburgh in 1988

Nineteen Eighty-Eight was a notable year for Edinburgh – particularly so for the Port of Leith, which was put back on the map thanks to the release of The Proclaimers’ second album.

By Gary Flockhart
Tuesday, 2nd August 2022, 5:15 pm

Featuring now classic tracks such as I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) and Letter From America, Sunshine on Leith was the album that propelled brothers Craig and Charlie Reid to international fame and recognition.

Elsewhere, the fizzy lager was flowing in Fountainbridge in March 1988, with the news that Aussie firm Elders IXL’s plan to merge with Scottish & Newcastle Breweries had failed. The highly-controversial bid had seen demonstrators travel down to London to make their feelings known.

We’ve dipped into the archives to transport you back to Edinburgh in 1988.

Page 1 of 4