Fireworks bring down curtain on Edinburgh Festival

EDINBURGH Castle lit up in its full glory as the traditional Sunday night fireworks provided the finale for a record-breaking festival.

Fireworks above Edinburgh during the traditional closing act in the city's busy Festival calendar. Picture: PA
Fireworks above Edinburgh during the traditional closing act in the city's busy Festival calendar. Picture: PA

The spectacular included a stunning 16-minute sequence as Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture brought proceedings to a close. Ticket sales for the festival broke through the £3 million barrier as outgoing chief Sir Jonathan Mills said goodbye after eight years in charge.

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Fireworks above Edinburgh during the traditional closing act in the city's busy Festival calendar. Picture: PA