Edinburgh's Hogmanay road closures

A series of road closures will be put in place to help accommodate New Year celebrations.

Restrictions will enable the smooth-running of the Torchlight Procession on 30 December and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, which will altogether be attended by more than 75,000 revellers.

The Torchlight Procession, expected to attract around 10,000 torch-bearers and tens of thousands of spectators, leads a procession from George IV Bridge to Calton Hill via North Bridge.

In order to facilitate the route, road closures will begin from 5.30pm on 30 December and will include George IV Bridge, the Mound, Lawnmarket and parts of High Street, Hanover Street and North Bridge. 

On New Year’s Eve, additional closures will help facilitate Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations, with the Mound, Rose Street and Cockburn Street amongst these. 

Drivers are advised to plan ahead if travelling into the city centre between 30 December and 1 January.

A full list and maps of road closures for over New Year are available on the Council website. Parking restrictions will also come into effect during the period; a full list of areas affected is also available on the Council website.

New Year timetables for Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses are available on their websites.

Find out more about Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

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