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The Kelpies Grand Opening Fireworks Display Video

Now this is pretty cool.

The Kelpies are 30 metre high horse-head sculptures, weighing in around the 300 tonne mark and are considered the world’s largest equine sculptures.

Construction of The Kelpies began on Monday 17th June 2013 and on Friday 18th April The Kelpies was officially launched 🙂

An awesome firework display, animated projections and an amazing light show, all designed and fired by the world-renowned French pyrotechnics display company – Groupe F.

View the video below and make sure you hit the HD button.


St Andrews University Firework Celebrations

St. Andrew's Day fireworks

Scotland’s oldest University, St Andrews is celebrating its 600 years of teaching in explosive style this Saturday 14th September when the skies over the town explode with light and sound.

The event, a two-day academic commemoration ceremony is to be attended by a former first woman and current Secretary of State, Hilary Rodham Clinton. She is being offered an award along with seventeen other recipients who are said to hold the ‘best mind’s’ of our generation. She, unlike many other first ladies, was the first to hold a post-graduate degree before she entered the office and earned a great deal more than her husband Bill Clinton when they entered the White House.

Others being commemorated for their efforts are Tim Berners Lee, inventor or the worldwide web and a number of others from the academic world. The event starts off with a service of Thanksgiving on Friday followed by a procession back to the University quadrangle at St Salvators. This will be the first of a number of processions through the town.

On Saturday at 7:45pm, a torch-lit procession will lead to the harbour at St Andrew’s before the huge fireworks display, the funding of which has been donated by a well-wisher.

We are sure that the University has got several hundred years of teaching to go and offer our best wishes that the event goes to plan.


Edinburgh Festival Fireworks

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks 2010

This year’s Edinburgh festival, as in previous years goes out with a bang. The fireworks show is a 45-minute spectacular beginning at 9:00pm on Sunday 1ST September. The World famous Scottish Chamber Orchestra will perform live whilst the team from Pyrovision will choreograph the display in conjunction with the music.

The best place to experience the whole of the Virgin Money show will be from the grand grounds of Princes Street Gardens which are situated beneath Edinburgh’s beautiful castle. Everyone should note that the event opens to priority ticket holders from 6:30 but the public entrances will be opened from 7:00pm.

You should note that whilst the organisers will allow you to bring your own picnic along to the event, you must not take any glass bottles or picnic tables as they will affect the viewing pleasure of others and can be hazardous after dark.

This year the ‘theme’ is a little more taxing to tie down. The works of the Russian composer Musorgsky who created the beautiful orchestral piece ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ uses music to depict imagery in all its forms and the huge brass fanfares will add that bit of class to the fireworks.

This spectacular event has been running for a number of years and more than 100,000 fireworks will be used to ensure that this will be a truly wonderful spectacle.

It is certain to be a concert that you will not wish to miss. More details are available here.