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...
5. Princes Street tripods
Removed in the early 2000s, we don't really miss the Princes Street tripods that much, but they were decorated with cool lights at Christmas.
6. The museum revolving door
Up until a few days ago, the main entrance into the National Museum of Scotland was via a steep flight of stone steps and through a narrow revolving door. Not exactly ideal for the elderly and infirm.
7. The museum fish
Once upon a time the National Museum's main hall featured two large fish ponds, which were removed during the last major revamp.
8. The Kirkgate anchor
Leith's maritime heritage was recalled by a large iron anchor that sat for a couple of decades within the Newkirkgate Shopping Centre. It was removed around 2001.