Pictures show spectacular scenes in Edinburgh as 40,000 gather for magical Torchlight Procession

The historic streets at the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town flowed with a flaming river of light tonight as an estimated 40,000 people gathered for the magical Torchlight Procession which begins Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations.

By jamie mckenzie
Monday, 30th December 2019, 10:02 pm

At Holyrood Park where the procession culminated, torchbearers made the shape of two people reaching out a hand in friendship representing the theme of this year’s Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Be Together. The scene was captured from a helicopter above. Here are some of tonight's best pictures...

Page 1 of 6