Torchlight Procession

to Calton Hill

30 December 2012

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1.

The Torchlight Procession crosses North Bridge passing between  Carlton Hotel and
The Scotsman Hotel.  In the background: Festival Theatre and Edinburgh University dome.

Edinburgh Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2012

   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                 Photograph taken December 30, 2012

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2.

The front of the Torchlight Procession passes between the former GPO and
The North British (now Balmoral) Hotel and turns the corner into Waterloo Place.

The statue in the lower-right corner is the Duke of Wellington, in front of Register House.

Edinburgh Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2012

   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                 Photograph taken December 30, 2012

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3.

Some of those in the Procession look up from Regent Road near
the steps to Calton Hill, to see the Fireworks at the top of Calton Hill

Edinburgh Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2012

   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                 Photograph taken December 30, 2012

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4.

This is the same photo as 3 above, but converted to 'black + white'.

Edinburgh Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2012

   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                 Photograph taken December 30, 2012

 

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   Torchlight Procession to Calton Hill, Edinburgh  -  December 30, 2012

 

Torchlight Procession

The Route

Edinburgh's New Year Celebrations, 2013 began with a torchlight procession to Calton Hill followed by fireworks on the hill, on the evening of 30 December. 

In recent years, the route for the procession has been:

-  City Chambers in the High Street

-  The Mound, Princes Street

-  Waterloo Place, Regent Road

-  Calton Hill.

However, the route taken this year was:

-  Chamber Street, outside the Museum of Scotland

-  South Bridge, North Bridge

-  Waterloo Place, Regent Road

-  Calton Hill.

The Participants

This year saw a record number of participants in the procession.  This resulted in the hill being declared 'full' before all the torchbearers reached it.

Photos 3 and 4 below show some of those in the procession who failed to reach the top of the hill looking up from Regent Road and enjoying the fireworks being launched from the top of the hill.

 

 

Torchlight Procession 2011

Calton Hill

 

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