12 pictures that capture how Edinburgh and Lothians fully embraced the scorching summer of 2019

With the dark nights drawing in and temperatures dropping, thoughts turn to memories of evenings spent in beer gardens and long summer days enjoying the great outdoors of Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Friday, 6th September 2019, 11:33 am
This is how the people of Edinburgh fully embraced the scorching summer of 2019

From Musselburgh Ladies' Day to the Easter scorcher and Spice Girls' show at Murrayfield to the end of Festival fireworks, thousands of folk from Edinburgh and the Lothians embraced the summer of 2019, which included the hottest day EVER recorded in the Captial. Of course, there were also thunderstorms and heavy downpours, but let's just look back on the good bits, yeah?

The Spice Girls rocked Murrayfield Stadium back at the start of June at possibly the biggest gig of the summer in the capital.
The Busk brings together around 400 artists. This year the line-up included China Blue, Alex Stewart and the The U3A Ukelele Group, to name but a few. Taking place on Porty prom at the beginning of September.
Over 400 people signed up for the one mile race, which saw participants carry a sack of tatties over their shoulders, at Silverknowes Promonade in the north of the city on Sunday, June 30.

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Hearts were close to upsetting bookies and pundits alike in a nail-biting Scottish Cup Final against Celtic - but fell just short back in May, losing 2-1.
The biggest ever Edinburgh Festoval period for the biggest arts festival on the planet. What a summer it was.
Leith Festival is a celebration designed to honour everything that Leith and its community has to offer. It took place from the 8 to 16 June 2019, the selection of events on offers spanned a range of genres.
Talk about sweltering! Edinburgh and the Lothians basked in the gloripus heat for the long weekend, m aking the most of outdoor areas such as Leith Links, th eMeadows and Porty Beach.
Its one of the most popular days on the Scottish racing calendar. Musselburgh Ladies Day sees thousands of punters dressing up and heading for the historic racecourse in East Lothian.
The shows in Princes Street Gardens caused a bit of a divide in the city, but the acts of Lewis Capaldi, Florence and the Machine and Primal Scream were all enjoyed by the crowds who flocked to see them
The military spectacle, which is staged on the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, marked its 69th show this year.
July 25, 2019. Save the date - it is the hottest ever day in Edinebugh. The Met Office confirmed the temperature at Gogarbank as 31.6C, 0.2C higher than the previous record, set at Edinburgh Airport in 1975.
Some people think that the fireworks signify the end of summer, too. What a fitting end it was with a spectacular show, enjoyed by thousands in and around the city.