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15 nostalgic pics of 1990s Scottish fashion that will transport you back in time

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It’s no secret that there is a lot of nostalgia for the 1990s.

If you grew up in the decade, you will no doubt remember Nokia phones, Pokémon cards, Discmans and Tamagotchis. If you were a bit older, memories will likely include historic events such as the Persian Gulf War, the election of Nelson Mandela, and the death of Princess Diana.




There is no denying though that one of the most iconic aspects of the 90s was its fashion. Acid-wash jeans, slip dresses, bomber jackets, scrunchies, and plaid flannel shirts were all the rage, as were hairstyles such as ‘the Rachel’ and pixie cuts.


Scotland was not immune to the styles of the era, with teenagers and adults alike sporting clothes that were very much of their time.

The Daily Record has decided to take a trip down memory lane and look back at some of the most iconic fashion choices in Scotland of the 90s. Whether you remember the iconic decade or not, some of these photos are sure to put a smile on your face.

Here are 15 photos of what Scottish fashion looked like in the 1990s that will transport you back in time.

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You could spend ages pouring over this photo taken in Glasgow in 1992 at the peak of the Christmas shopping season, though your eyes immediately go to the purple and blue jacket on the right.

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This dapper-looking man was snapped just off Princes Street in Edinburgh and, if you look closely, you can see a glimpse of a classic 90s Edinburgh tour bus behind him.

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The 90s were all about futuristic fashion statements, and Scot Shirley Manson perfectly encapsulates that here with her ultramodern padded jacket as she performs with her band Garbage at an official celebration on the night of the official opening of the Scottish Parliament.

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For something a bit less high fashion and a bit more down to earth, look no further than this photo of a group of men drinking in a Glasgow pub.

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If you want to know what young people in the 90s wore when they went out dancing, this shot taken at the Cathouse nightclub in Glasgow in 1992 should give you an idea.

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The 90s were a great time for Scottish music, with Travis seen here sporting some fashion choices that are very of the era — from those shades to the double denim donned by Fran Healy.

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Legendary Scottish stylist Rita Rusk, who sadly died last December, can be seen here in 1993 looking suitably stylish in a thick jumper and statement sunglasses.

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There are a lot of iconic 90s looks going on in this photo of artist Malcolm McLaren in Glasgow in 1998 promoting his single ‘Buffalo Gals’ — though the camo crop top has to be the highlight.

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It doesn’t get much more 90s than Take That and this photo taken outside their 1993 show at the SECC in Glasgow has some spectacular outfits.

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Those who were lucky enough to attend T in the Park before its final year in 2016 will no doubt be hit with a wave of nostalgia seeing this pic, especially looking at some of the outfits.

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Another T in the Park snap shows a woman wearing a bright rainbow jumper and classic 90s denim dungarees — with a very unhappy baby.

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It’s hard to get much more 90s than the premiere of Braveheart in Stirling, which Jackie Stewart can be seen attending here, though that jumper in the back certainly comes close.

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Hamish MacInnes is among the most famous mountaineers of all time and he can be seen here at Glencoe in 1991 sporting a very 90s bright red jacket.

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This photo, taken in 1991, shows 80s radio star Mr Abie and his wife Jennifer.

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If you think of Scotland and the 90s, it is very likely that your mind jumps straight to Trainspotting, so we had to include the 1996 Glasgow premiere here — especially given Robert Carlyle’s ensemble.

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