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The world famous torchlit procession typically consists of nearly one thousand guizers who carry their Torches through the town, following the Galley along the route towards its fiery end and Valhalla. The route is lined with spectators, who on a good night may number over five thousand strong, cheering at the guizers as they pass by.
The Squads muster on the Hillhead from 19:00 with light up at 19:30. The town is in darkness as the streetlights are switched off, the red glow at light up is truly a phenomenal sight.