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Free trams this Hogmanay

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For a fourth year Edinburgh Trams will be providing free Hogmanay travel between West End and Edinburgh Airport allowing you to get a ride home after ringing in the New Year in town.To...

Letter from Scotland

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The New Year came in with a bang and a large moon.  The bang came from Edinburgh’s famous Hogmanay fireworks and the moon was a Super Moon, 14 per cent bigger than normal and...

Letter from Scotland

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Looking beyond the dazzling Christmas lights is a little frightening.  First there’s the boom of the Hogmanay fireworks, then that unsettling silence at the start of the New Year and finally we step out...

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Displays Prepared by Titanium Fireworks

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Titanium Fireworks' Lynn Wiseman and Shaun Gibson set up at Edinburgh Castle earlier today for Edinburgh's Hogmanay displays on 31st December. There will be countdown displays at 9:00pm, 10:00pm and 11:00pm, culminating in the crescendo...

Get your tickets for the biggest fireworks display in town this month!

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This year is likely to be the last year that Edinburgh Leisure can stage the fireworks display at Meadowbank Stadium before it is redeveloped, so get your tickets now for the biggest fireworks display...

Bonfire safety advice from SFRS

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If you're going to enjoy fireworks then The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) would like you to enjoy them at  organised Guy Fawkes events to help ensure firefighters are able to quickly get to where...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Hogmanay Bookbug! Songs and rhymes for young children. 10.30-11am, Oxgangs Library, 343 Oxgangs Road North.NMS Hogmany Ceilidh! Enjoy an afternoon of whirling and birling for all ages with the Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band. 2-3.30pm,...

Fireworks will see the old year off with a bang

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The Edinburgh Reporter was asked up to the castle earlier today to see the preparations they are making up there for the fireworks displays on Hogmanay.We met Simon Page and Toby Alloway from Titanium...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Boney Night wi' Firewurks! Fireworks, dookin', fancy dress competition, turnip lantern competition, snack refreshments - and fireworks!  Free and open to all, children must be accompanied by an adult. 6.30-8.30pm, Craigmillar Community Arts Centre, Newcraighall Road. For more...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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Plenty happening again this week - from fundraisers for Palestine, Water for Life and the Scouts, to films from Poland, Africa and Italy. Books will be launched, exhibitions will be opened, French and Russian...

Derby Day advice to fans

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 Today Hibs play Hearts at Easter Road and fans of both teams are reminded that police will take tough action if there are any alcohol, fireworks or flares found in the ground. Over 14,000 spectators...

Enjoy Bonfire Night in Edinburgh

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With Bonfire Night approaching in order to commemorate a certain Mr Fawkes and his mischievous gunpowder plot of 1605, it's time to carry on the Halloween celebrations, stick on your spookiest dressing up outfit...

Holyrood Park closed for fireworks

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Holyrood Park will be closed to vehicle traffic this evening to accommodate expected large numbers congregating in the park to watch the annual end of the Edinburgh Festival Fireworks Display. All roads in Holyrood Park...

Letter from Scotland

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The end of the Festival is always a sad time for me. It marks the end of the summer. On Sunday night I’ll be climbing Blackford Hill as usual to watch Edinburgh Castle being...

Fireworks tonight to herald 2014

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Tonight, the world famous Street Party will kick off with the Homecoming Hogmanay Fireworks from Calton Hill at 20:14 followed by countdown fireworks at 9.00pm and 10.00pm. A full Homecoming Hogmanay display at 11.00pm...

Fireworks display ends the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival

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Magical Virgin Money Fireworks Concert enthrals audiences across Edinburgh The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert drew to a stunning close, the sky filled with giant walls of silver and golden crackle effect fireworks, bursting 225 metres above Edinburgh...

Virgin Money Festival Fireworks 2013

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 John Preece was in Princes Street Gardens for us last night and despite the windy conditions the fireworks were just fabulous It seems from Twitter and elsewhere that people really enjoyed it!;

Police safety advice on Festival Fireworks

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Police Scotland have issued some key points to remember when attending the Virgin Money Festival Fireworks this Sunday. Their message as always is that they want to keep people safe. The event, which marks the...

Fireworks at the 2013 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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Our thanks to photographer Chris Mackenzie for this amazing shot of the fireworks from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags. He said that he and others had been sitting...

Fireworks countdown starts today – at lunchtime

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Festival Countdown begins with Fireworks Fridays at Edinburgh Castle at lunchtime today.....This Friday, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and sponsor Virgin Money launch Fireworks Fridays, a weekly celebration leading up to the Virgin...

Virgin Money sponsoring Edinburgh Festival Fireworks again in 2013

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Virgin Money renews headline sponsorship of the Fireworks Concert Ahead of the Edinburgh International Festival 2013 programme launch this Tuesday, organisers of its grand finale have confirmed that Virgin Money will continue as headline sponsor of the famous...

Strange Theatre put across the message about fireworks

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An informative play about the dangers of misusing fireworks is being performed for pupils in several Edinburgh secondary schools in the run-up to Bonfire Night. ‘TOAST’ is a powerful 30 minute drama which shows pupils...

It’s Christmas in Edinburgh!

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10,000 people lined The Mound this evening to see the Christmas Tree being lit up.  Lord Provost George Grubb and Convener of Hordaland County Council, Tom-Christer Nilsen, who gifted the tree to the City...

Edinburgh International Festival 2012 aims to unite the world

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Edinburgh International Festival 2012 runs Thursday 9 August – Sunday 2 September in Scotland’s capital city. The full Festival 2012 programme will be unveiled on Wednesday 14 March, three events give a taste of what...

Five sizzling Guy Fawkes events in Edinburgh

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The clocks have gone back and Halloween is over for another year, so now attention turns to the next autumnal event.The official Edinburgh Bonfire and Fireworks display will be taking place at Meadowbank Sports...

Be safe with Fireworks

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As Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service gears up for one of their busiest nights of the year they are urging the public to heed key fire safety messages to make sure this...

SSPCA issues plea to tighten up fireworks sales

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As November approaches the Scottish SPCA is urging animal lovers to join them in appealing to the UK and Scottish governments to tighten the laws on the sale and use of fireworks. They have launched a...

Virgin Money Festival Fireworks tonight rounds off the 2011 Festival

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The world’s Festival set to finish with over 100,000 bangs and whistles tonight.The grand finale, the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert is launched from Edinburgh Castle tonight with over 100,000 fireworks choreographed to music including Tchaikovsky, Glinka...

Festival Fireworks: Behind the Scenes

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Preparations were well underway yesterday for this Sunday's massive festival fireworks display at Edinburgh Castle.Keith Webb of Pyro-vision, the company behind the show, said that it takes 7 days to set up the show...

Boyzone: Drenched!

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Boyzone played at Hopetoun House on Saturday to a crowd drenched by rain. Their spirits were not dampened however, as they were entertained by the Saturdays and then the main act. The show was...

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