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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...

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.

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.
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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!

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!
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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.

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.
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The Gulliver sculpture was a 100ft long play structure built in the 1970s. It was demolished around 2011 after being deemed unsafe.

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.
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