St Andrew’s Day celebrations finale, Edinburgh Castle

St Andrew's Day celebrations finale

St Andrew's Day celebrations finale

A large crowd braved the cold last night to help bring Edinburgh’s St Andrew’s Day celebrations to a spectacular close.

The Castle Esplanade was brought to life in a dramatic display of fire and ice. Local schoolchildren clutched their handmade lanterns as the Stockbridge Pipe Band played a selection of tunes in front of the ice sculptures which had been on display all weekend.

This was followed by a fascinating and stirring sound and light show celebrating Scotland’s heritage, with live narration accompanied by a lone piper and video projections on the Castle ramparts.

Two giant thistle fire sculptures then burst into flame before the main event: a stunning 15-minute long firework display from Edinburgh Castle itself.

Part of Edinburgh’s Winter Festivals, the St Andrew’s Day celebration finale proved to be a spectacular event, worthy of the nation’s capital.

St Andrew’s Day itself falls on 30 November


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