Road plans for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festival

Edinburgh’s spectacular Hogmanay programme will begin on Sunday 30 December with three days and nights of outstanding events throughout the city.

The New Year celebrations bring the streets alive with entertainment for both residents and visitors to Scotland's capital but also necessitate changes to traffic management, parking and loading.

A number of roads will be subject to closures and parking restrictions to ensure that on-street events can take place safely. Some parking restrictions will also be required to keep diversion routes in the city clear.

In the run up to the events the Council asks both residents and visitors to look out for advance warning signs in place on major access routes to the city centre that provide closure details. A detailed list of planned road closures between the 30 December and 1 January is included below.

Any amendments will be advertised by way of street notices and via the council website, where colour images of the road restrictions plans can also be viewed.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations start on Sunday 30 December with the Torchlight Procession leaving from Chambers Street at 6.30pm and processing down South and North Bridge to the Son et LumiƩre and fireworks finale on Calton Hill.

The centrepiece of the Festival is Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party on Princes Street with 75,000 people gathering in the City Centre to welcome in 2013. The party continues on New Year's Day with a full programme of events including the Loony Dook at South Queensferry, a Triathlon, Dogmanay in Holyrood Park and Be Lucky 2013.

For full programme details or to book tickets for Edinburgh's Hogmanay visit the official website or telephone the Box Office on 0844 573 8455. Tickets are available in person from The Fringe Office on the High Street, Tickets Scotland in Rose Street and Ripping on South Bridge.

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