A helicopter captured the 'Be Together' message created by the torch-bearers.

Pictures show spectacular scenes in Edinburgh as 40,000 gather for magical Torchlight Procession

The historic streets at the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town flowed with a flaming river of light tonight as an estimated 40,000 people gathered for the magical Torchlight Procession which begins Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations.

Monday, 30th December 2019, 10:18 pm
Updated Monday, 30th December 2019, 10:55 pm

At Holyrood Park where the procession culminated, torchbearers made the shape of two people reaching out a hand in friendship representing the theme of this year’s Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Be Together. The scene was captured from a helicopter above. Here are some of tonight's best pictures...

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