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.
1. Portobello Pool 1965
Sun bathers enjoying Portobello Pool
2. Portobello 'Victorian Splash' 1989
Locals dressed in historical costume for a splash in the sea during the Portobello 'Victorian Splash' in June 1989.
3. Portobello Beach 1961
Glasgow Fair holiday-makers on the promenade pause for a look at the beach.
4. Portobello Fun City caravans 1961
Portobello Fun City was a popular attraction but is now a parking place.