Hogmanay

Scotland is famous all over the world for celebrating the new year – Hogmanay – with gusto. If you’re after fireworks, street parties, music, cosy pubs, wonderful traditions and an all-round sense of joy and celebration, Scotland is the place to be when you hear those bells.

Get Ready for Hogmanay

Are you ready for Hogmanay? This season, celebrate Scotland's Winter Festivals with us. Here's just a taste of what is in store......

Scotland’s Winter Festivals: A Beginner’s Guide

We've created this online magazine to give you all the information you need to celebrate St Andrews Day, Hogmanay and Burns night....

Hogmanay top facts

Find out why a visit from a dark-haired man on New Year's Day is good luck, along with some other fascinating facts about Scotland's Hogmanay....

The History and Words of Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne is a song which thrilled the soul of Robert Burns in the 1780s, and today has become an anthem sung the world over at New Year....

Hogmanay around the world

From sizzling barbecues in Argentina and hot Glühwein in sub-zero temperatures in Germany, to eating grapes in Barcelona or black-eyed peas in Houston, Texas,...

New Year’s Quiz

Test your knowledge on Scot's Hogmanay with our New Year's Quiz...