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Scotland’s biggest party

Wherever you go in the world you’ll find people celebrating New Year’s Eve, but nowhere (and trust us on this) will you find people celebrating it quite like they do in Scotland.

They even have their own name for it! Across the country Scottish people bring in the New Year with different customs and traditions but always with a great party.

In Edinburgh, Hogmanay is marked by a four-day extravaganza beginning with a torchlight procession and ending with the Hogmanay Carnival on 2 January. In between there’s a huge street party under the castle, a concert in Prince’s Street Gardens with Biffy Clyro, K T Tunstall, The Coral, The Charlatans, Billy Bragg and Roddy Woomble appearing, and as the chimes ring out at midnight a thundering fireworks display will light up the city.

There’s also a New Year’s Day run, poetry events and a mini film festival celebrating Edinburgh on film.

For full listings of Hogmanay events around Scotland, check out the VisitScotland website.




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