City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Fireworks


Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019

Tattoo 2011: Scotland the Brave

For scale, no show in Edinburgh can rival the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Literally hundreds of performers, both from Scotland and bands and outfits from abroad, gather under the dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The series of displays, which take place on the castle esplanade (an 18th century parade ground), combine breathtaking shows of military precision, often a battle re-enactment, military bands, traditional dancers, and a rousing finale of mass pipes and drums, topped by the lone piper playing from the castle battlements.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party

Edinburgh's Hogmanay on New Year's Eve

The Street Party (tickets, review) is perhaps the best-known event in the 3-day Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival. The New Year street party is a ticketed event that in 2019-2020 runs for seven hours the length of Princes Street, with live bands, a carnival atmosphere and dancing in the street.

Festival Fireworks Concert

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks (Dave Stewart)

The Edinburgh Festival goes out each year with literally many, very large bangs, with the annual Festival Fireworks Concert.

Edinburgh International Festival

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The flagship Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) marks its 72nd anniversary in 2019. A high-brow assembly of some of the world's best music, opera, theatre, and dance companies, the festival was launched in 1947 as a stage for peace and unity in Europe after the Second World War. It was out of the Festival that the now massive Edinburgh Fringe sprung and grew in subsequent years.

Edinburgh Festival 2019: Rocking Leith and Rousing Tynecastle

EIF 2019 launch - dancer

The Edinburgh International Festival today launched its 2019 programme of dance, theatre, and music for this August.

Hogmanay at Harvey Nichols

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Ring in the New Year in style, in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town.

Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks

Edinburgh Castle Fireworks

As Edinburgh's Hogmanay builds to the midnight bells "countdown firework" displays take place at 9pm, 10pm, and 11pm on New Year's Eve, with a cli

Edinburgh's Hogmanay: Bairns Afore

Bairns Afore is an hour-long family hogmanay celebration, complete with fireworks display from Edinburgh Castle and West Princes Street Gardens, for those with early bedtimes.

Edinburgh Turns On the Lights For Festive Season

Light Night - Fireworks over St Andrew Square

Around 15,000 people thronged along George Street yesterday to celebrate the start of Edinburgh’s Christmas Festival 2018 with

Musselburgh Fireworks

One of the many community Bonfire Night events taking place in the Edinburgh area the free Guy Fawkes firework display will be held at Fisherrow Links, Musselburgh.