Edinburgh's Hogmanay - New Year's Day Events

For those awake, here's some events - all of which happen to revolve around the big, blustery expanse of Holyrood Park - to blow out the cob webs on New Year's Day.

FEET FIRST is a brand new FREE event showcasing a wide range of all-new outdoor theatre and performance by Scottish artists. With 13 new works and over 120 artists / performers FEET FIRST and set in the High Street will be one of the largest celebrations of new Scottish work taking place in 2009.

EDINBURGH'S DOGMANAY 1.30-4pm, Holyrood Park
The Sled Dog Races is a family favourite featuring Alaskan Malamute, Samoyed and Siberian Huskies teaming up for dog sled races through Holyrood Park.

Run-bike competition designed for 8-15 year olds. Starting in Holyrood Park at 11.30am, the competition includes a 600m run, 2 mile cycle and another 600m run.

Competitors swim eight lengths of the Royal Commonwealth Pool (400m), cycle three times round Arthur’s Seat (11miles) then run once round Arthur’s Seat (3.5 miles). Almost a third of participants are first-timers, but for many it's a competitive test of winter fitness. Registration is now closed but spectators are encouraged to come along and support. 12.30pm start in Holyrood Park.

The LOONY DOOK, South Queensferry, 11am-1pm.
The brave and the bold throw caution to the wind and themselves into the icy waters of the Firth of Forth (Sunday 1 January).