EDINBURGH: ‘ Hogmanay celebrations are to be expanded onto the Royal Mile over the bells for the first time in 1 6 years in the wake of crowd congestion problems at last year’s event ‘

#TNSReport – Oct.07: Two new stages are to be set up around St Giles’ Cathedral and part of the historic High Street will be made ticket only under a radical overhaul of the centrepiece of the capital’s three-day festival

The official poster for the Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations

The official poster for the Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations

The midnight fireworks above Edinburgh Castle will be re-signed to allow up to 4000 revellers at an open-air ceilidh in the heart of the Royal Mile to see the display under a host of changes unveiled by organisers today.

Last year’s street party, which has had an overall capacity of 75,000 in recent years, was marred by prolonged crowd congestion at the top of The Mound.

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