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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5. Men at Boxing Day sales 1987
Men waiting outside Princes Street shops during the Boxing Day sales in Edinburgh 1987.
Photo: Alan Macdonald
6. TSPL machine room 1987
A Scotsman Publications employee checks a copy of the Evening News at the machine room presses under their North Bridge offices in Edinburgh, December 1987.
Photo: Bill Newton
7. Tony Miah cheque presentation to BA 1987
Edinburgh businessman and Indian restaurant owner Tony Miah presents a £10,000 cheque to British Airways stewardess Pat Kerr for the BA Dhaka Orphanage Fund in December 1987.
Photo: Alan Ledgerwood
8. Fountainbridge tenements 1987
Tenement housing at the corner of Earl Grey Street and Fountainbridge in Edinburgh, August 1987. Also in picture the Halifax building society.