Torchlight Procession 2004
29th December, Parliament Square by St Giles Cathedral, 6.30pm
Photographs of the Torchlight
The Lerwick Up Helly 'A Viking Festival, The Clann and The
Bollywood Brass Band will lead a 12,000 strong crowd from the heart of Edinburgh's
historic Old Town passing down the Mound, along Princes Street and Waterloo Place
to end up at Calton
Hill, a traditional common ground in Edinburgh.
Hundreds of torch carriers will be accompanied by the pipes and drums of both
traditional and contemporary outfits. In the past this has included the Dhol Drummers,
the Erskine, Stewart's Melville and Coalburn Pipe Bands, the Sativa Drummers,
She-Boom, the Coalburn Silver Band, the Impact Drumming Group, the Gutty Slippers
How to get your torches
vouchers cost £4.00 in advance or £5.00 on the night and are available from the
Hogmanay Box Office and other Hogmanay ticket outlets.
On the day you exchange vouchers for the torches from 4.30pm in Parliament Square
by St Giles Cathedral.
You can also buy torches on the day from 4.30pm in Parliament Square, at the Lawnmarket
/ George IV Bridge, at the Tron Information Centre and at Mound / Mound Place
Money raised by the sale of torches to all those taking part in the procession
will go to Edinburgh's One City Trust and Radio Forth’s Help a Child Appeal.
See Edinburgh Hogmanay map