Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations are known throughout the world as an incredible extravaganza and are undoubtedly one of the very best ways to celebrate bringing in the new year. Unfortunately, as with so many celebrations, the coronavirus pandemic resulted in 2020’s festivities being cancelled. But just because we couldn’t get together, doesn't mean we didn’t know how to put on a spectacular show. The team behind Edinburgh's Hogmanay developed Fare Well to send the year off in suitable Scottish style.
Fare Well was a new poem by Jackie Kay that bid farewell to 2020, to recognise our collective grief and look forward to the new year with hope. Narrated by David Tennant and others, Fare Well underscored the UK’s largest swarm drone display, recorded in the Scottish Highlands and cut to spectacular views above Edinburgh.