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Torchlight Procession 2004

29th December, Parliament Square by St Giles Cathedral, 6.30pm

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Photographs of the Torchlight Procession

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 and Commotion.

How to get your torches

Torch 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 junction.

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.

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