Old age pensioners queue for free butter and cheese from the EEC 'butter mountain' at South Side community centre in Edinburgh, March 1987.
Old age pensioners queue for free butter and cheese from the EEC 'butter mountain' at South Side community centre in Edinburgh, March 1987.

19 more photos taking you back to Edinburgh in 1987

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

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 8:27 pm

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 19 more photos that will take you right back to Edinburgh as it was 34 years ago.

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