12 amazing Edinburgh events from the 1990s we're still thinking about

From the filming and premiere of Trainspotting to the 1999 Five Nations triumph Edinburgh played host to a number of sporting, musical and political events in the 1990s.

Friday, 27th September 2019, 5:40 pm
The capital was the site of countless amazing cultural events in the 1990s - including the filming of Trainspotting
The capital was the site of countless amazing cultural events in the 1990s - including the filming of Trainspotting

And for those who grew up in the glorious decade these significant cultural moments resonate to this day.

We dived into the archives and compiled a list of 12 amazing events that every son and daughter of Edinburgh of a certain age should remember.

Hearts won their first Scottish Cup since the 1950s and celebrated in style with a parade through the capital.

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Grunge gods Nirvana took casual drinkers at Edinburgh's Southern Bar by surprise when they played an impromptu benefit gig at the intimate venue in 1991
Twenty years ago the Scottish rugby team triumphed in the final Five Nations, when Wales defeated England by a single point in the tournament's deciding game. Cue wild celebrations in the nation's capital
Edinburgh earned global attention in 1996 as the site of the world's first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell
Though the majority of Trainspotting was filmed in Glasgow, Edinburgh also featured prominently with filming taking place on Princes Street and Calton Road
Fans, former players and elebrity supporters all came together to protest the controversial takeover bid by Heart of Midlothian owner Wallace Mercer
Oasis wowed Edinburgh when they played the capital for the first time in 1996, taking to the stage at the Royal Highland Centre at Ingleston
Queen Elizabeth II was in town to open the Scottish Parliament which is now an iconic part of the Capital's skyline
Legendary Edinburgh department store Goldberg's closed it's doors for the final time at the beginning of the decade
Goals from Keith Wright and Tommy MacIntyre saw Hibs triumph in the 1991 Skol Cup. The ensuing parade parade and wild celebrations in Leith were unforgettable for fans of the Easter Road side
Before the midnight queues for copies of the Deathly Hallows, more modest, but equally memorable, Harry Potter book release events took place in the city where the story was born
Murrayfield played host to the innaugural Rugby Sevens World CUp in 1993 with England defeating rivals Australia 21-17 in the final