News – UK – 25 photos bringing you back to Edinburgh in 1996, the year Trainspotting was released


The world famous Hogmanay Town Street Party was at its peak as a free event, there were serious safety concerns at the time with the ever-increasing crowds that gathered on Princes Street from year to year

In 1996, it is fair to say that social distancing was a long way from New Year’s Eve friends.This year’s celebrations were lifted from the Guinness Book of Records at the world’s largest New Year party with around 400000 participants recognized

A young Stephen Hendry was in his pomp The professional snooker, a local boy, was crowned world champion for the sixth time

Hendry received the “Sports Personality of the Year” award from the Evening News in 1996, which we are sure to emphasize equally with his various professional snooker awards above his fireplace

Elsewhere in the sport, Hearts FC has done well under new boss Jim Jefferies. The Gorgie team would rank 4th Place in the league and secure a spot in the Scottish Cup final

Unfortunately, the Iambos final would prove a step too far as a rampant Rangers team inspired by Paul Gascoigne and Brian Laudrup have 5-1 winners

For the 25th To mark the 50th anniversary of Trainspotting’s release, see 25 Edinburgh Memories in 1996

Revelers celebrate New Years on Princes Street in The Mound with Edinburgh Castle in the background There were 400000 people present

Schools in Edinburgh closed in the winter of 1996 when the caretakers struck a wildcat strike in front of the city chambers

Trainspotting, Danny Boyle, Edinburgh, Spud, Ewan McGregor

News – UK – 25 photos that bring you back to Edinburgh in 1996, the year Trainspotting was released