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M 131/2019

Effective 21 NOV 2019


On 30 December 2019, a Torchlight Parade will be held in Edinburgh ahead of the annual Hogmanay Street Party which takes place New Year’s Eve in the city. The event on 30 December 2019 is expected to attract crowds in excess of 50,000 whilst over 75,000 people are expected to attend the event on 31 December 2019. Therefore, as part of the overall safety and security arrangements for events, the Secretary of State for Transport has decided that it is necessary, in the interests of the public, to introduce Restriction of Flying Regulations under Article 239 of the Air Navigation Order 2016.
Subject to paragraph 4, and during the periods specified in paragraph 3, no aircraft is to fly below 2,200 FT AMSL within the area bounded by a circle having a radius of 2 NM centred on 555705N 0031106W.
The periods referred to in paragraph 2 are between:
  1. 1500 hours and 2300 hours on 30 December 2019, and

  2. 1400 hours on 31 December 2019 and 0300 hours on 1st January 2020.

Paragraph 2 does not apply to any aircraft:
  1. flying in the service of:

    1. Police Scotland;

    2. the Scottish Air Ambulance Service;

    3. the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for the purposes of Search or Rescue operations only;

  2. making an approach to, or departure from Edinburgh Airport whilst under the control of the air traffic control unit at Edinburgh Airport; or

  3. flying in accordance with the permission of the Police Scotland Air Accidents and Incidents Advisor who may be contacted on telephone number 07717-720591.

In relation to paragraph 2, the term ‘aircraft’ includes aircraft as classified by Part 1 of Schedule 4 to the Air Navigation Order 2016. It also includes, by virtue of Article 23 of that Order, any small balloon, any kite weighing not more than 2 KG, any small unmanned aircraft and any parachute including a parascending parachute.
This Restricted Airspace (Temporary) will be subject to NOTAM action and will be included in the Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB) through the AIS Web site at and will feature in the daily AIS Information Line message 08085-354802 and 01489-887515.
Pilots are reminded that times notified relate to Co-ordinated Universal Time (UTC) which is the same time as Greenwich Mean Time.
Further enquiries can be made to Mr R E J Gratton, Safety and Airspace Regulation Group, at the Civil Aviation Authority at