Trainspotting, Then and Now

Trainspotting, Then and Now

It is coming up for 17 years since the Irvine Welsh novel Trainspotting was first adapted and brought to our screens by John Hodge and Danny Boyle. The cast have of course grown older, but continue to produce great things, both in films and on television. That is to say nothing of director Danny Boyle, who has become nothing short of a UK national treasure after taking the reins for 2012’s London Olympic opening ceremony.

Aimimage supplied the cameras for the original Trainspotting, and you can see some of the shots recreated in present-day Edinburgh below. When the cast and crew return to film the sequel Porno, they will find a city with more housing and double glazing, but many of the old landmarks still in place.

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trainspotting_then_now

trainspotting_then_now

trainspotting_then_now

trainspotting_then_now

trainspotting_then_now

trainspotting_then_now

 

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