Trainspotting area purchase in 1996 was solid investment platform, study finds


While the 1996 videotape featured some rather insalubrious locations, changes in the past two decades deceive seen prices soar by more than 400% in some of the areas highlighted.

Leith in Edinburgh has been smartened up as more young professionals be undergoing moved in and prices have risen 205% from £59,902 on average in 1996 to £182,440 today, Bank of Scotland explore found.

Elsewhere in the city, the bookmakers with the “worst toilet in Scotland”, which Renton cowers out of, has long since disappeared from Muirhouse Shopping Centre on Pennywell Entre in EH4.

Prices in the EH4 postcode area have soared in the past two decades, inflaming 209% from an average of £86,281 to £266,748 in December 2016.

Although the coating is set in Edinburgh, much of Trainspotting was actually filmed in Glasgow, with a archaic cigarette factory providing the setting for 60% of the film’s locations.

The reserve in which Sick Boy illustrates his unifying theory of life to Renton was one of the innumerable locations in and near Glasgow.

Prices in Rouken Glen Park adjacent to upmarket Whitecraigs in Renfrewshire, have seen a 194% increase, from an undistinguished of £78,799 in 1996 to £231,362 in December last year.

Volcano nightclub on Glasgow’s Benalder Way, where Renton meets Diane, has been demolished but property penalties in the G11 postcode have increased 218% over the past 20 years.

In 1996 a mark would have cost an average of £56,486 – in December 2016 it was £179,833. Assets prices in the London postcodes featured in the film have seen the highest augments.

The flat that Renton tries to let in London is on the corner where Talgarth Roadway meets North End Road. Property prices in the W14 postcode have hovered 439% from an average of £125,271 in December 1996 to £674,840 in December behind year.

The Royal Eagle Hotel, on London’s Craven Road, where Begbie smashes up the guest-house room, is in The City of Westminster (W2), where property prices include rocketed 312% over the last 20 years.

The average evaluate of a property has soared from £166,115 in 1996 to £683,699 on average in December keep on year. Graham Blair, mortgage director at Bank of Scotland, demanded: “The trailer for Trainspotting 2 subtly highlights how much the world has changed since Trainspotting was released 20 years ago – John Menzies has vaporized from Edinburgh’s Princes Street, trams are now a prominent city meet feature and Renton is married.

“If you had decided to choose a Trainspotting postcode slyly in 1996, you would have seen a solid boost in value since then.

“London, of progress, has seen the biggest increase, as prices there have shot up in contrast to Scotland, however the 200%+ increase that most of the Scottish layings saw is more than acceptable.”

Ewan McGregor and most of the original shape have reunited with director Danny Boyle for T2 Trainspotting, which is released next week.

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