On a national level, 1987 is perhaps best remembered as the year BBC weatherman Michael Fish failed to forecast a violent extra-tropical 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 more photos that will take you right back to Edinburgh as it was 34 years ago.
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1. Queue Queue Queue
Teenagers queue up outside the HMV shop in Princes Street Edinburgh where Scottish band Wet Wet Wet were signing records in September 1987.
Photo: Bill Stout
2. Former Stockbridge Church 1987
Exterior of the former Stockbridge Church at the corner of Leslie Place and Deanhaugh Street in Edinburgh, converted to sheltered housing. Picture taken February 1987.
Photo: Stan Warburton Alan Ledgerwood
3. Edinburgh half marathon 1987
Volunteers hand out refreshments to runners in the Edinburgh half marathon at the east end of Princes Street in May 1987. Some competitors ran in fancy dress - Batman has a cup of water.
Photo: Alex Brown
4. Pub crawl anyone?
Students doing a horizontal climb along Princes Street in aid of Edinburgh Universities Charities Appeal in May 1987.
Photo: Crauford Tait