Hogmanay 2014/15

20 Versions of Auld Lang Syne

To get you in the mood for tonight's Hogmanay festivities wherever you are, here are twenty versions of Auld Lang Syne.

It's amazing to think how ubiquitous this song has become, considering it was penned in 1788 by Scotland's national poet Robert Burns to a traditional folk song.

Edinburgh's Torchlight Procession

Edinburgh's Torchlight Procession
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Times: 
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 19:00 - 20:15

London's New Year's Eve Fireworks Display

London's New Year Fireworks
Event details
Times: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 22:00 - Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:45
Where?: 
London Eye

Sad death of John Ritchie

John Ritchie, aged 67

The very sad news was received over the weekend of the untimely death of John Ritchie, who was one of the founder members of this website way back well over ten years ago.

John died in the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, where he had been taken after feeling unwell on Wednesday last week.

We are immensely grateful for the enormous enthusiasm that John always displayed for his media work and for the very considerable contribution that he made to this web site.

London's New Year's Eve Fireworks 2014

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Torchlights and Fireworks Get Edinburgh's Hogmanay Underway

Around 7,500 torchlight bearers led a crowd of 20,000 people through Edinburgh city centre last night to mark the beginning of Edinburgh’s 3-day

The Fireballs, Stonehaven

Stonehaven Fireball swingers
Event details
Times: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 22:30 - Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 01:00

London's New Year Fireworks Display 2013

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