The Red Arrows will perform a flypast over Edinburgh today - here are the times you can see them

The Red Arrows are set to perform a flypast over Edinburgh today to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.

Saturday, 15th August 2020, 10:41 am
Updated Saturday, 15th August 2020, 11:07 am

The Royal Air Force aircraft will fly over the Capital at 11:30am before heading for Belfast, Cardiff and London later this afternoon.

An official tweet from the Red Arrows – known for their aerobatics and red, white and blue trails – said it will be the first time in eight years that the planes will perform such flypasts, since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

It has been organised to commemorate VJ Day on August 15, 1945 - the day World War Two ended with Japan's surrender after the US dropped two atomic bombs in the country, killing 214,000 people.

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VJ Day - or Victory over Japan Day - ended one of the worst episodes in British military history, in which tens of thousands of servicemen were forced to endure the brutalities of prisoner of war camps.

Here are some of the key flypast times for the Red Arrows in Scotland on Saturday, August 15;

Berwick Upon Tweed - 11.16amOver the sea near Eyemouth - 11.19amOver the sea near St Andrews- 11.23amOver the sea near Longniddry- 11.28amOver the sea near near Prestonpans- 11.29amEdinburgh - 11.29amPrestwick - 11.39am

Prestwick - 1.43pm

The Red Arrows will fly over Edinburgh today at 11:30am. Pic: Becky Stares/Shutterstock

An interactive map online also shows the route plan for the flypasts.

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