Edinburgh in 1990: 18 incredible old photos showing what life was like in Edinburgh 34 years ago

These are 18 old pictures showing Edinburgh as it was back in 1990

Today, we’re looking back in Edinburgh as it was in 1990 – to see just how much Scotland’s capital city has changed in 34 years.

That year, our neighbours along the M8 in Glasgow were basking in the city’s status as European Capital of Culture. But there were plenty of exciting things going on in Auld Reekie, too.

Business magnate Richard Branson visited the city to open the doors to a huge Virgin Megastore on Princes Street, while journey times across the Capital were slashed, thanks to the opening of the Edinburgh City Bypass.

We’ve had a rummage through the Evening News archives to bring you 18 photo memories of Edinburgh in 1990 – have a scroll through the photo gallery, and let us know your own memories of that year in the comments section before you go.