First up is the Emperor’s Warriors exhibition at the City Art Centre, which attracted tens of thousands of people over the summer and is still talked about to this day.
Over at Abbeyhill, there was a firearms incident. A police raid on the shop Field and Stream in Montrose Terrace led to the owner firing a shot in an eight-hour stand off. The owner was later jailed for 34 months.
Meanwhile, at The Scotsman offices on North Bridge, it was all change. Staff bid farewell to long time editor Eric B Mackay and also waved goodbye to the old linotype machines of yesteryear, which were lifted on to a flat bed truck and consigned to the history books.
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1. Terracotta Warriors
Yuan Zhong Yi was the Chinese archaeologist who excavated the Terracotta Army/Emperor's Warriors figures, which were found guarding the tomb of China's first emperor Shihuangdi. Mr Yi oversees a bubble-wrapped horse being opened at the City Arts Centre in Edinburgh in September 1985.
Photo: Ian Brand
2. Farewell Eric B Mackay
Scotsman Publications staff gather to present former Scotsman editor Eric B Mackay with his retiral gift in the Walnut Hall at North Bridge Edinburgh, November 1985. Editor Chris Baur (glasses) gives Mr Mackay a painting.
Photo: Denis Straughan
3. Vinyl countdown
The Other Record Shop moved from the High Street to Princes Street in Edinburgh in December 1985. A man browses the 12" singles.
Photo: Bill Newton
4. Stand off
A man shut himself in the Field and Stream gun shop in Montrose Terrace Edinburgh, November 1985. By late evening the man had given himself up and was taken away in an ambulance.
Photo: Hamish Campbell