I have booked the RS Scotland tour beginning on 8/26/19 in Edinburgh.
It appears the first day of the tour starts with a group meeting around 4 pm, goes on a short walk around New Town and then meets for dinner and visits a pub.
That same evening is also the International Festival fireworks show, which I understand you can see from a lot of places in Edinburgh, including Carlton Hill, near the hotel where the Tour spends the night.
There are tickets for sale for seats at the Princes Street Garden for purchase, and tickets for entry in the park area for lawn spots, but as I read it, the seats are not reserved and you have to get there at 7 pm to get good seats, or a spot on the lawn and bring a blanket, food and drink for a picnic until the show starts at 9pm and the fireworks at 930 pm.
So for those who have attended, how does it work? Does purchasing tickets for seats, get you reserved seats? In the non-seating area, Are people supposed to get there at 7 pm when the gates open and bring a picnic and blanket and find a spot in the crowd until the concert starts at 9pm?
If the tour group dinner ended before 9pm, would you recommend walking up to Carlton hill to see the fireworks, or will the Hill also be crowded with people who got there at 7 pm?