13 Princes Street shops from the 60s-80s that you might remember

The shops along Princes Street have changed over the years, how many of these do you remember?

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 5:00 pm
Picture: TSPL

From long gone department stores to fast food outlets from the 80s, here are some Princes Street shops you might remember.

A new Wimpy restaurant opened at the corner of Castle Street and Princes Street in Edinburgh, May 1984.
The Caledonian Club and Liberal Club in April 1978 - it was planned for demolition and became the site of Debenham's department store.

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Four teenagers stripped to the waist and in bare feet crossing Princes Street by Hepworths during the long hot summer of 1976.
Pictured are Darling and Company ladies fashion store and James Allan and Son shoe shop.
John Menzies, newsagents and stationers, 1977.
McDonald's fast food takeaway and restaurant in Princes Street, March 1989.
Three shops (Viyella, Barratts and Watches of Switzerland) in Princes Street Edinburgh, which were under threat of major redevelopment in March 1988.
Originally called Princes Cinema which opened on September 14th 1912 and closed its doors on November 4th 1935. It was remodelled for the Scottish Associated News Theatres and called the Monseigneur News Theatre.
Rankins' Flowers and Fruit at 80 Princes Street.
Scottish band Wet Wet Wet signing records at the HMV shop in September 1987. L-R: Marti Pellow, Tommy Cunningham, Graeme Clark and Neil Mitchell.
Smalls department store in Princes Street, July 1977.
The Woolworth department store which used to occupy the site at the corner of West Register Street and Princes Street.
Inside Romanes and Paterson in Princes Street.