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Hogmanay Traditions – Scottish New Year’s Eve Celebrations

VisitScotlandAmyVisitScotlandAmy Member
edited December 2016 in Understanding Scotland

Hogmanay is fast approaching, and with it comes a whole host of Scottish traditions. Towns and cities across Scotland celebrate the 31st December in a multitude of ways… but what is your favourite way to spend New Year’s Eve? 


  • mustseescotlandmustseescotland VisitScotland Contributor ✭✭✭
    We like to spend Hogmanay with friends - eating a nice meal and then first-footing locally. We have written about Hogmanay - its traditions and some of the other mid-winter festivals - the food is useful to know about  - such as Black Bun washed down with Het Pint! Discover too why a decorated herring was tied to a door handle!

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  • Franky_RoRoFranky_RoRo Member ✭✭
    My favorite way to RECOVER from Hogmanay is to get a Steak Pie from the butchers. In particular Crombie's on Broughton Street in Edinburgh is a meat-eaters dream!

    The sausages are totally awesome, the steak pie's are the size of your head (or bigger), they do some pretty nice lunches during the week around noon-2 (pulled pork, mince & tatties etc), and it's got a proper locale clientele, all New Towner's, which is one of Edinburgh's nicer neighborhood's to live in if you didn't know.

    Yes, Steak Pie bought in with a wee dram on New Year's day is the way to refuel after whatever you did the night before  :)
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