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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9. Christmas shopping 1987
Edinburgh's Princes Street full of people doing their Christmas shopping in December 1987
Photo: Alan Ledgerwood
10. Jesse Rae & The Clansmen 1987
Jesse Rae (middle) and The Clansmen arrive by tractor to open the new Wrygges fashion store in Princes Street Edinburgh, November 1987.
Photo: Rod Fleming
11. Loading Evening News vans 1987
A Scotsman Publications employee loads copies of the Evening News newspaper into delivery vans in Market Street Edinburgh, December 1987.
Photo: Stan Warburton
12. Jesse Rae & The Thistles 1987
Jesse Rae in full Highland dress with his female backing singers The Thistles in Princes Street Edinburgh, August 1987.
Photo: Stanley Hunter