City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Fireworks


Edinburgh International Festival 2018 Opening Event: Five Telegrams

Five Telegrams is the Opening Event of the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival.

Edinburgh International Festival 2018 Bursting With Youth

Fergus Linehan

A free, outdoor show by Scots electronic and acoustic composer Anna Meredith (see video below) and laser and light artists 59 Productions will launch this year’s 2018

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Lights Up the Skies In 2018

2018 New Year's Fireworks - Ian Rutherford

After the explosive opening to 2018 of the fireworks display above Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh's Hogmanay continues with a specially commissioned story writ la

Torchlight Procession Makes A “Braw” Start to Hogmanay Festival

Edinburghs Hogmanay Torchlight ScotWord - Braw

Edinburgh’s 3-day Hogmanay festivities lit up the Old Town and Holyrood Park last night with the annual torchlight procession.

Following a different route, under new Edinburgh's Hogmanay organisers Underbelly, the opening event of the New Year’s festival saw around 17,000 torchbearers form a river of fire down the Royal Mile, process past Holyrood Palace and the Parliament up to Holyrood Park.

SLA Fireworks Green Show

Scottish Love in Action (SLA), the charity helping destitute children in India, hosts an annual fireworks extravaganza on Guy Fawkes weekend

Bonfire Night

Fireworks scatter with blue and yellow tracers

Other countries go crazy at Halloween. In Britain, not just Edinburgh, Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is marked with fiery celebrations across the land.

Samhuinn Fire Festival

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The Beltane Fire Society - best known for the Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill - bring their unique brand of neo-pagan street theatre, pulsating drums, acrobatics, and fire dancing to Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile on Hallowe'en night. Samhuinn, which literally means "the end of Summer", has taken place for over two decades now.

Meadowbank Fireworks - 5th November

Fireworks at the castle IV

Remember, remember the 5th of November goes the saying and Meadowbank has been remembering with a large fireworks display each year for over thirty years.

Edinburgh's Christmas

Big wheel on Princes Street

Dates and times to be confirmed

Christmas, or Xmas for non-believers, used to be a quiet period in Edinburgh. It's less so now, although (Edinburgh's Hogmanay aside) it's still not quite as mad as the hurlyburly of the Edinburgh Festival in August.

Edinburgh Christmas Light Night

Christmas tree on The Mound

Edinburgh's Christmas 2017 season launches on the second last Sunday of November, with the first in a series of Christmas light nights.