NEW viewing areas for the Edinburgh Festival Fireworks may have to be created because of restrictions caused by tramworks in the Scottish capital.
Construction work finally got under way in Princes Street on Tuesday after a month-long dispute, but sections of the street may remain closed to pedestrians, even if work is suspended in August.
Jenny Dawe, the city council leader, visited the site yesterday and said she hoped the first tracks would be laid before the Festival. Click here for the
The husband of a woman who died after a paramedic was prevented from treating her by youths throwing fireworks has spoken about his family’s ordeal.
Fred Jones, 77, of Midlothian, said he did not want anyone else to suffer following the attack which stopped his wife Winifred Jones, 57, being helped.
A gang of youths threw fireworks at the medic’s head, forcing him to take cover in his ambulance outside her home.
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This display which is now recognized as one of the best in the West of Scotland attracted an audience in excess of 40,000 to last years event. With people coming to the event from all over Ayrshire word of mouth has spread of what a great night it is.