Edinburgh Taxi Outing 2024: 13 pictures of the spectacular event now in its 76th year

The annual taxi outing sees colourful cabs parade through the streets

The Edinburgh Taxi Outing returned to the capital today, bringing delight to the hundreds who gathered to celebrate the occasion.

Now in its 76th year, the annual event sees kind-hearted cabbies treat children with special needs, life-limiting conditions and terminal illnesses to an unforgettable ride through Edinburgh, before culminating in a BBQ for friends and family in Dirleton.

As is tradition, the parade makes a brief stop in Musselburgh to get ice cream from locally owned Luca’s Cafe before taking the coastal road towards their final destination at around 12.45pm.

The popular event sees capital taxi drivers decorate their vehicles with balloons or completely transform their taxis into a specially themed float. At the end of the day, prizes are awarded for best float taxi, best balloon taxi, best fancy dressed driver and best fancy dressed child.

Over the years it has become tradition for guests travelling in the colourful taxis to come armed with water pistols and water bombs, soaking the crowds as the pass through the city.

Here are 13 pictures from the day.

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