Video shows spectacular climax to epic firework display that kicked off Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations

The incredible firework display followed for Torchlight Procession in Edinburgh's Old Town.

Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 8:05 am
Updated Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 8:07 am

Edinburgh was wowed on Monday evening by a dazzling firework display to officially kick-start this year's Hogmanay celebrations.

The stunning display, which followed on from the Torchlight Procession through Edinburgh's Old Town, lit up the skyline over the Capital as a series of rockets launched into the air from Calton Hill.

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Video shows spectacular climax to epic fireworks display that kicked off Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations

An estimated 40,000 people turned out for the Torchlight Procession which led a sea of lights from the Royal Mile down to Holyrood Park, where an image of two people shaking hands was created to symbolise togetherness.

The scene was captured from a helicopter above and you can see a full gallery of pictures from the evening HERE.

It is thought around 20,000 people took part in the torchlight procession, with another 20,000 estimated to be watching from vantage points in the Old Town .

The sold-out Torchlight Procession, in partnership with VisitScotland, marks the start of the Hogmanay celebrations with all eyes on Edinburgh as the city welcomes visitors from around the world.

An estimated 40,000 people turned out for the Torchlight Procession which led a sea of lights from the Royal Mile down to Holyrood Park, where an image of two people shaking hands was created to symbolise togetherness.

The parade began three days of major events in the city which are expected to attract an overall audience of around 160,000 people

50p from each ticket sold for the Torchlight Procession was donated to OneCity Trust, Edinburgh's social inclusion charity, raising a total of more than £9,400