17 photos taking you back to Edinburgh in 1983 (Part 2)

Nineteen-eighty three in Edinburgh was marked by job cuts, protests, general election canvassing, a visit from Charles and Diana, Hearts’ return to the top flight, and a David Bowie concert.

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Princess Diana and Prince Charles visit Craigroyston in Edinburgh, March 1983. Photographers capture the moment when the Princess of Wales is handed some lucky white heather by nine-year-old Malcolm Smith.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles visit Craigroyston in Edinburgh, March 1983. Photographers capture the moment when the Princess of Wales is handed some lucky white heather by nine-year-old Malcolm Smith.

We’ve had a deep dig through the archives at the Evening News to bring you 17 more memories of the Capital as it was in 1983.

Lawrence Boni (of Mr Boni's Ice Cream Parlour) with the ice cream cake which won him second prize in an undisclosed competition in February 1983.
An old no 7 Edinburgh tram on its way to Blackpool travels up the Royal Mile on the back of a lorry in November 1983.

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Edinburgh pensioners queue outside the office in Queen Street Edinburgh to apply for the special OAP's bus ticket from Lothian Region in August 1983.
Chefs taking part in a pancake race on Portobello promenade in February 1983.
Scottish writer Alasdair Gray in Edinburgh, February 1983.
Young dancer Shili Sengupta, in traditional dress, from the Bangladesh Samity in Edinburgh, April 1983.
Forty women held a fast at the Mound in Edinburgh in support of the 44 women from Greenham Common peace camp on trial in February 1983.
The sludge vessel MV Gardyloo,arrives at Leith docks in May 1983.
Three-year-old Jennifer Meaney at the Lego stand in the Ideal Home Exhibition in Edinburgh, April 1983
Crowds gather for the traditional service at the top of Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, May Day 1983.
Scottish racing driver Jackie Stewart with a glass of the Beaujolais Nouveau wine flown in to Edinburgh airport in November 1983.
Nurses and patients at Queensberry House hospital in Edinburgh, May 1983. The summer house.
Scaffolding surrounds the King's Wark built in the early 18th century, on Leith Shore, October 1983
A fireman on a ladder directs water onto a fire at a warehouse next to Bertrams' engineering works in Sciennes, Edinburgh, September 1983.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles visit Craigroyston in Edinburgh, March 1983. Photographers capture the moment when the Princess of Wales is handed some lucky white heather by nine-year-old Malcolm Smith.
Britain's largest tapestry at Edinburgh Dovecot Tapestry Studio in Dovecot Road, Corstorphine, March 1983
Followers of the Indian cult leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh singing and dancing at The Mound in Edinburgh in January, 1983.