Edinburgh fireworks display at Meadowbank cancelled due to high winds

The fireworks display at Meadowbank - the biggest show in Edinburgh - has been cancelled this evening.

Saturday, 5th November 2016, 3:27 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:02 pm
Meadowbank Fireworks display 2015.

Edinburgh Leisure, who was organising event, said “adverse wind conditions” had led to the popular show being cancelled.

Thousands of people were expected to attend.

But organisers said the “health and safety” of its customers was too important to run the display.

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The fireworks display is the busiest in Edinburgh and has been run every year since the mid-80s.

The theme for the sold out family show this year had been Sci-Fi.

An Edinburgh Leisure spokesperson said: “The fireworks display at Meadowbank this evening is cancelled due to adverse wind conditions. Edinburgh Leisure is sorry to cancel this and hopes everyone will understand that we have to put the health and safety of our customers first.

Customers have all booked online and Edinburgh Leisure will be refunding tickets to all the customers within 14 working days.”