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Edinburgh's Hogmanay '07

Torchlight Procession

from the Royal Mile to Calton Hill

29 December 2006

Edinburgh's torchlight procession, each year,  marks the start of the city's New Year Celebrations.  Despite predictions of rain and wind, the early evening was fine on 29 December 2006, with temperature about 10 degrees C.

Here are some photos from the event.

The procession began at 6.30pm at Parliament Square in the Royal Mile.  The procession then came down Bank Street, behind the floodlit Bank of Scotland Head Office in this picture. 

It was led by 'Vikings' from Lerwick's 'Up Helly Aa' celebrations, with their long ship, to be set alight the bonfire at the top of Calton Hill.

Torches were handed out by Lord Provost, Lesley Hinds and author, Irvine Welsh  -  4 each for early bookings, 5 on the night.  There were estimated to be about 15,000 participants and spectators.

Part of the procession can just be seen on the extreme-right as it begins its journey down the Mound.

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

At the foot of the Mound, the procession turned right into Princes Street. 

-  The first view looks to the west towards the West End of Princes Street as the procession turns from the Mound to Princes Street.

-  The second view is from the steps of the Royal Scottish Academy, as the procession passes the end of Hanover Street

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006     Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

These views look to the west along Princes Street as the procession approaches.   They are taken from the Edinburgh Wheel.

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006     Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006     Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

The procession continued along Princes Street and Waterloo Place, then turned left up the road leading to the top of Calton Hill.

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

At the top of the hill there was a bonfire, and the burning of a Willow Bear effigy.

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006     Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

The event ended with fireworks on Calton Hill.

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006     Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006     Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks