On a national level, 1987 is perhaps best remembered as the year BBC weatherman Michael Fish failed to forecast a violent extratropical cyclone that would wreak £2 billion worth of damage. That October, the hurricane-force winds caused unprecedented chaos, particularly in the Home Counties, but there was plenty happening closer to home too.
We take a look at 17 photos that will take you right back to Edinburgh as it was 34 years ago.
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1. Dundee United players drink tea at airport 1987
Dundee United footballers Eamonn Bannon, Billy Thomson, Iain Ferguson, Paul Hegarty and David Bowman take tea at Edinburgh airport before flying to Czechoslovakia in November 1987.
2. Boxing Day sales 1987
A lone dog waits outside a Princes Street shop during the Boxing Day sales in Edinburgh 1987.
Photo: Alan Macdonald
3. Phoenix bar Pub of the Year 1987
The Phoenix bar in Broughton Street Edinburgh, winners of the Evening News Pub of the Year award in December 1987.
Photo: Bill Newton
4. Edinburgh Xmas post 1987
Royal Mail postal worker Barbara Wilson sorts out the Christmas post at Brunswick Road sorting office in Edinburgh, December 1987.
Photo: Alan Ledgerwood