NEWS – Red Arrows to fly over Edinburgh, 12.30pm, Friday 27th July 2012

We loved when the Red Arrows flew over Edinburgh as part of Armed Forces Day last year.

To mark the start of the Olympics, they will by flying over Edinburgh on Friday 27th July 2012 at approximately 12.30pm.

Scheduled for 12.30pm, the flypast will see nine aircraft flying in the famous ‘Big Battle’ formation over Holyrood Park, up the Royal Mile, over Edinburgh Castle and, finally, over Festival Square.

Members of the public (and media) are being encouraged to assemble in Festival Square from noon to get the best view of the flypast, where they will also be able to enjoy a series of Olympic sports demonstrations and ‘come-and-try’ events, including judo, weightlifting and table tennis.

The crowd will also be treated to a lively performance by the kids from the Playhouse Stage Experience who will be singing and dancing their way through a couple of numbers from their fantastic production of ‘Footloose’.

Then, from 6pm, the City’s own Opening Ceremony Event will get underway in the Square. Hosted by BBC Scotland news presenter Catriona Shearer, the FREE event will include entertainment from the Pipefest Pipers, Ceilidhdonia ceilidh rock band, Pulse of the Place samba band, a highland dance troupe and an exclusive live performance of ‘Flower of Scotland’ by The Big Project Choir.

Red Arrows over Edinburgh in 2011

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