Oooo! Aaaa!

No, that’s not my new chimpanzee impression but the sounds uttered last night by the 250,000 people who watched the annual Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert that marks the end of the month-long Edinburgh Festival.

I’ve watched the show from various vantage points over the past few years: South of the castle on Bruntsfield Links, Queen Street and had a great view last night on Princes Street, at the junction with Castle Street.

Around four tonnes of fireworks were let off over a period of 45 minutes and five pieces of classical music that was annoyingly barely audible. Maybe I’ll try and get tickets for the band stand next year.

The most impressive view however was last year when I was flying back from a friends wedding. The flight was delayed enough for the Fireworks to be going off just as we were circling Edinburgh on approach to the airport. Of course I couldn’t hear the music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra but the unique view more than compensated for this!

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