The night sky above Edinburgh Castle is lit up in style as the spectacular Virgin Money fireworks display and concert brought the curtain down on the capital’s festivals season.

This year’s Fringe and the Edinburgh International Festival broke attendance records, attracting a combined audience of more than 670,000 people.

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Figures showed more people flocked to the Fringe than ever before, with 250,000 attendees confirmed and three million tickets issued for 3,800 Fringe shows. 

More than half of those visiting the Fringe were from Scotland and a record number of Edinburgh residents attended, with 856,541 tickets issued to city audience members.

The Edinburgh International Festival welcomed 420,000 attendees for its 73rd year, up one per cent on 2018. 

It provided a platform for 2,800 artists from 41 countries, as well as 800 artists from Scotland, and put on 155 events with 293 performances.

All pictures: Gordon Terris