The seaside suburb changed significantly during the 70s and 80s.
From demolitions to the opening of the bypass, we take a look back at how Portobello changed during the late 70s and 80s.
5. Portobello pool 1985
Derelict and dangerous - Edinburgh Portobello outdoor swimming pool, which attracted crowds in their thousands in its heyday, closed and falling down in October 1985. Photo: TSPL
6. Radio One Roadshow at Portobello 1987
DJ Mike Read and hundreds of children who turned up at Portobello beach for the Radio One Roadshow in July 1987. Photo: TSPL
7. Portobello amusement arcade 1981
Exterior of Aladdins Cave and Golden Disc Amusements, an amusement arcade in Bath Street, February 1981. Photo: TSPL
8. Portobello pool redevelopment plans 1986
Four designs were submitted for the transformation of the former Portobello pool site in 1986 - clockwise from top left: the Plimley design featured an ice rink, palm court, etc.; the Walker design had a sports centre; the Fairclough design; the Lawfield design included a supermarket. Photo: TSPL