Edinburgh in the 80s: 16 photos showing what life was like in Edinburgh from 1980 to 1984

Looking back at what Edinburgh people got up to in the first half of the 1980s

We’ve taken a look back in our archives to see what the good people of Edinburgh were getting up to in the 1980s, looking in particular at 1980-1984.

From enjoying the annual Festival Cavalcade through the city centre, to carol singing at the Mound, to a tragic incident in the Meadows and a chefs’ race along the promenade in Portobello, these photos provide a snapshot of life in the city back then.

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