Held annually on November 5, Bonfire Night has been a key date in the Scottish calendar for generations – and this year it’s back with a bang after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
This year, there will be many events taking place across the Capital to mark the event, also known as Guy Fawkes Night.
Edinburgh City Council has confirmed that they won’t be running any Bonfire Night events this year, but several communities are looking to run their own displays. So, fear not, we have details of exactly where you can see fireworks in Edinburgh. The whole shebang is laid out here.
We’ve had a dig through the archives to bring you 12 nostalgic memories of Bonfire Night in Edinburgh down the years.
1. Bonfire Night in Currie
Bonfire Night at George park in Currie, 2001. Kieran Davies, 7, and his sister Lauren, 5, play with sparklers. Photo: Paul Parke
2. Bonfire Night in Broomhouse
Kids around the bonfire on the Broomhouse Estate in Edinburgh, 2003. Photo: Picture by Stephen Mansfield
3. Sisters on Bonfire Night
Edinburgh sisters Joan and Donna Pattie look forward to Bonfire Night 1967 with a box of Standard fireworks. Photo: George Smith
4. Redford Barracks bonfire
An organised bonfire and firework show for children, staged at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh in November 1968 Photo: Ian Porteous