Edinburgh's Hogmanay fireworks finale above the castle to welcome in the New Year
Edinburgh's Hogmanay fireworks finale above the castle to welcome in the New Year

While working for Edinburgh's Hogmanay I accessed the top of the Scott Monument to photograph the fireworks welcoming in the new year. I must have had the best view in town, and it was definitely worth hauling all my gear up the 287 steps in pitch darkness to the top.

Maxïmo Park Headline the Indie Stage at Edinburgh's Hogmanay
Maxïmo Park Headline the Indie Stage at Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Newcastle alt-rock band and Mercury Prize nominees Maxïmo Park, celebrating the 10th anniversary of their seminal debut album ‘A Certain Trigger’ performing live on stage at Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2015/16

Concertgoers celebrate at Edinburgh's Hogmanay street party
Concertgoers celebrate at Edinburgh's Hogmanay street party
Maxïmo Park Headline the Indie Stage at Edinburgh's Hogmanay
Maxïmo Park Headline the Indie Stage at Edinburgh's Hogmanay
The torchlight procession and Balmoral Hotel
The torchlight procession and Balmoral Hotel

A procession of 40,000 people bearing flaming torches formed a river of fire and processed through the streets of Edinburgh up to Calton hill to light the bonfires. They were led by the Vikings of Up Helly Aa from Shetland, bagpipers and other musicians.

Scottish Celtic crossover band the Peatbog Faeries performing at Edinburgh's Hogmanay
Scottish Celtic crossover band the Peatbog Faeries performing at Edinburgh's Hogmanay
A quiet moment before the finale of the torchlit procession at Edinburgh's Hogmanay
A quiet moment before the finale of the torchlit procession at Edinburgh's Hogmanay
A quiet moment before the finale of the torchlit procession at Edinburgh's Hogmanay
A quiet moment before the finale of the torchlit procession at Edinburgh's Hogmanay
Street food stalls to sustain partygoers at Edinburgh's Hogmanay
Street food stalls to sustain partygoers at Edinburgh's Hogmanay
Street food stalls to sustain partygoers at Edinburgh's Hogmanay
Street food stalls to sustain partygoers at Edinburgh's Hogmanay
Street food stalls to sustain partygoers at Edinburgh's Hogmanay
Street food stalls to sustain partygoers at Edinburgh's Hogmanay