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Holyrood Park Closed to Traffic For Festival Fireworks


By edg - Posted on 29 August 2014

Fireworks scatter with blue and yellow tracers

Historic Scotland has announced that it will be closing Holyrood Park to vehicle traffic this Sunday evening (31st August) for the annual Edinburgh Festival Fireworks Concert.

“Due to the expected high volume of pedestrians who gather in Holyrood Park to view the fireworks, we have taken the decision, as in previous years, to close the Park to traffic, so that the public can take advantage of the spectacular views and enjoy the fireworks, free from traffic," said Martin Gray, Historic Scotland Visitor Services Manager for Holyrood Park.

All roads in Holyrood Park with the exception of the loop road between Horse Wynd and Holyrood Gait/Holyrood Road, will be closed to traffic between 18.00 and 22:30 on Sunday 31st August 2014.

Park Rangers will also be on duty throughout the duration of the firework display.

The Festival Fireworks can be viewed from vantage points around the city, from the paid spots in the Ross Theatre and Princes Street Gardens, directly under Edinburgh Castle, to the family viewing area in Inverleith Park and Calton Hill.

"For any visitors planning a visit to the park to watch the fireworks, limited parking will be available at Meadowbank Car Park, at the Meadowbank entrance to the park," said Gray.

"We would strongly encourage however that visitors leave their cars at home, and come on foot to enjoy the fireworks in the stunning surroundings of the park," he added.

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