14 random things we miss about Edinburgh in the 1990s
GIANT gorillas, museum goldfish, bus periscopes and neon golf signs. Edinburgh was a very different place in the nineties.
Here are fourteen random things we miss about Edinburgh as it was two decades ago. Nostalgia, as they say, just ain’t what it used to be...
1. Periscopes and mirrors on the buses
Before buses were all fitted with CCTV, the driver used a kind of periscope contraption with a curved mirror to check what was going on upstairs.
2. Double doors on the buses
Sticking with the buses.. it was a sad day when the middle doors were removed. We hear they are soon to make a comeback - yay!
3. Red seating booths, Brattisani's
While Brattisani's are best remembered for their excellent fish and chips, their Newington branch is perhaps best recalled from a visual perspective for these distinctive red booths.
4. Gulliver sculpture, Craigmillar
The Gulliver sculpture was a 100ft long play structure built in the 1970s. It was demolished around 2011 after being deemed unsafe.