Scots know how to party, so it’s no surprise their New Year’s Eve celebrations are some of the biggest and best in the world. There’s nothing quite like Edinburgh’s Hogmanay – festivities span over three days and attract upwards of 100,000 people from every corner of the globe. There’s a massive street party, live music, burly vikings, and a grand firework display above Edinburgh castle. If you’re thinking of celebrating New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh, read on for some tips to help make the most of your Hogmanay experience.
Festivities kick-off on the 30th
Be sure to arrive in time to catch the official opening event of they city’s Hogmanay celebrations: the Torchlight Procession. This unique event is incredible to watch – Shetland Vikings and six pipe bands lead thousands of torchbearers through the city centre, ending with a huge display of fireworks at the top of Calton Hill. You can purchase a torch and take part, or