Scottish tales to come alive at Edinburgh Castle

TD Editor

History is set to come to life at Edinburgh Castle this winter, as the iconic landmark will be illuminated with tales from Scotland’s past. The mesmerising 90-minute journey of light, sound and wonder, entitled Castle of Light, will treat guests to an evening of dazzling animations, never seen before at the castle in its 900-year history.

Running over six weeks throughout the festive season, from 14 November to 22 December, the castle will be transformed using state-of-the-art projections and enchanting storytelling.

Gillian MacDonald, head of business development at Historic Environment Scotland (HES), which operates Edinburgh Castle, said: “Castle of Light invites visitors to watch the history of this iconic landmark come to life as it illuminates the very walls that saw it unfold. Guests will have the chance to follow in the footsteps of Scotland’s heroes as they’re welcomed by stunning visuals and impressive lighting installations within the Castle’s walls.”

Using state-of-the-art projections to create a truly wonderful, immersive lighting adventure, this is sure to be a magical experience for all the family.

Double Take Projections, NL Productions, Andy McGregor Design and War Productions are working together, in partnership with HES, to create an innovative illuminated walking tour, with timed entries between 5.30pm and 8.30pm.

Andy McGregor, creative director of Castle of Light said: “This is an amazing opportunity to create a major lighting projection event for the truly iconic site that is Edinburgh Castle – a place recognised throughout the world and one which embodies so much Scottish history.”

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