Edinburgh in the 80s: 20 photos showing what life was like in Edinburgh from 1985-1989

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

We’ve taken another look back in our archives to find out what people living in Edinburgh in the 1980s were doing with their time, looking specifically at the years from 1985-1989.

The Commonwealth Games came to the city in 1986, with the opening ceremony and athletics events held at Meadowbank Stadium. While locals took to the streets to protest against the controversial Poll Tax in 1989.

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