Shopkeepers in George Street Edinburgh were complaining that parking restrictions were affecting business and forcing them to relocate in December 1987.
Shopkeepers in George Street Edinburgh were complaining that parking restrictions were affecting business and forcing them to relocate in December 1987.

17 photos transporting you back to Edinburgh in 1987

In the year of an infamous Great Storm, change was a-brewing in the city of Edinburgh.

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 8:46 pm

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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