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New Year events in Scotland
New Year in Scotland, also known as Hogmanay to the Scots, is perhaps our biggest and warmest celebration of the year. Everyone seems to know about the huge Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh at New Year with the street party and fireworks. But have you any experiences or questions about New Year events around Scotland?
Besides a party, the great tradition at Hogmanay is to do some 'first-footing' and visit friends and neighbours after midnight with some lucky gifts. Every house you visited would have plenty of warm food and drink to 'see-in' the New Year.
, at midnight we would go outside to listen to all the ships in or near the harbour. They would hoot and blow their horns and then everyone would go out first-footing for the rest of the night.
I once went to Plockton
for New Year and they celebrated with fireballs that shot through the air landing onto a little island on which a bonfire was built and a great fire would burn through the night.
Do you have some memorable experiences of New Year around Scotland?