A dragon has landed at Edinburgh Castle
HISTORY is set to come to life at Edinburgh Castle when the latest light display to come to the Capital uses the historic landmark as its canvas.
The iconic battlement will be illuminated with tales from Scotland’s past in what has been described as a mesmerising 90-minute journey of light, sound and wonder, entitled Castle of Light.
Each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, for six weeks, dazzling animations, never seen before at the castle in its 900-year history will see the venue transformed using state-of-the-art projections.
Running until Sunday 22 December, the biggest light experience to hit the city centre brings together a consortium of the finest digital and visual talent in Scotland to create a truly immersive experience, a highlight of which is sure to be the appearance of a giant dragon.
Gillian MacDonald of Historic Environment Scotland, which operates the Castle, says, “Castle of Light invites visitors to watch the history of this iconic landmark come to life as it illuminates the very walls that saw it unfold.
“Guests will have the chance to follow in the footsteps of Scotland’s heroes as they’re welcomed by stunning visuals and impressive lighting installations within the castle’s walls.
“Using state-of-the-art projections to create a truly wonderful, immersive lighting adventure, this is sure to be a magical experience for all the family and we can’t wait for everyone to enjoy it.”
Andy McGregor, creative director of Castle of Light, adds, “This is an amazing opportunity to create a major lighting projection event for the truly iconic site that is Edinburgh Castle - a place recognised throughout the world and one which embodies so much Scottish history. I grew up by the Meadows in the shadow of this rock but I’m now seeing the castle with fresh eyes. As a team, we will be drawing on the history, geology, mythology and the sheer drama of the site to conjure a spectacle that we hope will excite, entertain and enlighten.”
Tickets for Castle of Light cost £20. Timed entries from 5.30pm to 8.30pm allow around 90 minutes to fully experience the show which closes at 10pm. www.CastleofLight.scot