Y2K. The Millennium. Hard to believe it was over two decades ago now… and yet it was.
Tony Blair was PM, Eminem was the biggest pop star on the planet, and local author JK Rowling was releasing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
We’ve dug deep into our photo archives to bring you 25 images of Auld Reekie as it ushered in a new year, a new decade, a 21st century – and a new Millennium.
1. Shoppers on Princes Street
A bright sunny day for shopping on 20 April 2000. Photo: Sandy Young
2. Anti-capitalism demo
The 'Reclaim the Streets' anti-capitalism demo hits Tollcross, 17 June 2000. Photo: PAMELA GRIGG
3. Foot of the Walk
The foot of Leith Walk pictured on 29 June 2000 prior to the £4m facelift of the Newkirkgate shopping centre. Photo: PAMELA GRIGG
4. The big clean up
Council workers on Princes Street faced a huge task following Edinburgh's Millennium Hogmanay street party. Photo: SANDY YOUNG