Portobello Pool

22 scenes that show Portobello in its heyday as a seaside resort

Once a popular holiday destination for Scots, Portobello, its beach, pool and promenade hold many memories of summers’ past.

The heyday of Portobello as a resort lasted until the 80s, but has since seen a regeneration. Here we take a look back at holidaymakers and locals enjoying the attractions of the suburb.

Sun bathers enjoying Portobello Pool

1. Portobello Pool 1965

Sun bathers enjoying Portobello Pool
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Locals dressed in historical costume for a splash in the sea during the Portobello 'Victorian Splash' in June 1989.

2. Portobello 'Victorian Splash' 1989

Locals dressed in historical costume for a splash in the sea during the Portobello 'Victorian Splash' in June 1989.
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Glasgow Fair holiday-makers on the promenade pause for a look at the beach.

3. Portobello Beach 1961

Glasgow Fair holiday-makers on the promenade pause for a look at the beach.
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Portobello Fun City was a popular attraction but is now a parking place.

4. Portobello Fun City caravans 1961

Portobello Fun City was a popular attraction but is now a parking place.
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