In Edinburgh, things get underway on the 30th of December with the impressive Torchlight Processions. Thousands of people holding fire torches make their way through the city to Calton Hill where there is a finale of impressive fireworks.
On the 31st, most of the action takes place in the heart of the city; Princes Street. Sing the old folk song “Auld Lang Syne” and ring in the bells at one of the biggest and best street parties. Witness spectacular fireworks, people singing and dancing on the streets and watch some world class performances on the main stage at ‘Concert in the Gardens’ in Princes Street gardens. The event has had some incredible acts over the years such Biffy Clyro, Nina Nesbitt and The Pet Shop Boys to name a few. This year Lily Allen will be headlining and kick-starting 2015 at one of the best New Year’s Eve celebrations in the world!
The Edinburgh street party normally sells about 100,000 tickets. Famously, the celebrations in Edinburgh in 1996-1997 was recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest New Year party, with approximately 400,000 people in attendance.
If you’ve never experienced the city on Hogmanay, we can assure you, you will never forget it!