Calton Hill on Hogmanay

Calton Hill will be open to the public on 31 December 2016.

The park, which is used as a fireworks site as part of the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations, was closed last year as a public safety measure in line with the requirements of the 2015/16 event.

Operational arrangements for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay are reviewed every year. In consultation with the agencies involved in the planning of the event, this year’s plans will not require the park to close.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Festivals and Events Champion, said: “The Council will ensure Calton Hill remains open to the general public on Hogmanay night. A small area of the hill will be used as a fireworks site by the organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. This area will be stewarded.”

The Midnight Moment Fireworks on 31 December, which lift from the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, from Princes Street Gardens and Calton Hill can be seen from viewpoints across the city.

Access to Calton Hill during the Torchlight Procession on 30 December will be limited to those with torches and wristbands taking part in the Procession.

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