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Dooking the Loony

By Sophie 11 months ago 291 Views No comments

Heavy night? What better way to blow away feeling fragile, than with a dook in the freezing waters of the River Forth? Do you dare to welcome 2018 with a winter splash?

How the Scots do Hogmanay

By Sophie 11 months ago 505 Views No comments

If you've ever spent Hogmanay in Edinburgh, you'll know there is nothing quite like it. No one celebrates Hogmanay quite like the Scots do, but in Edinburgh, we really show the rest of the world how it's done. For three days the city fills with flocks of tourists, ready to see the new year in with a bang. As you walk through the city there are gigs and events dotted throughout, all beckoning for your attention.

Tradition of the Ancient Fireball Ceremony

By Sophie 11 months ago 1692 Views No comments

Perhaps the most unique of all Hogmanay celebrations, is that of the ancient fireball ceremony in Stonehaven. The idyllic fishing town, a mere 16 miles south of Aberdeen, hosts its annual Fireball Ceremony. This ancient celebration, of fire acrobatics, sees 60 locals parade the town streets, swinging the heavy fire-balls above their heads.