The main reason we went up to Scotland for NYE was for their legendary Hogmanay Party! We wanted to do something out of London and have been talking of jumping on a train somewhere and this just called to us!
We rocked up to Edinburgh just in time to see the beautiful Torchlight Procession
The opening event of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2012/13 celebrations is the spectacular Torchlight Procession.
The total sell-out 2011 event welcomed over 25,000 people to this world renowned family event. Thousands of torch carriers illuminate the city from the new start position of Chambers Street to the Son et Lumière and fireworks finale on Calton Hill, led by Shetland’s Up Helly Aa’ Vikings and the massed pipes and drums.
Then came the main event… The Street Party!!!
A party with 80,000 friends beneath the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle and dance your way into 2013 with incredible live music and entertainment, DJ’s, giant screens, outdoor bars and the world famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks.
We decided to stay at the local talent stage as we weren’t too bothered about the headlining acts! Was a good plan as the 3 bands we saw where fantastic!
I love fireworks and Hogmanay didn’t disappoint! At midnight they set off their firework spectacle (thankfully the weather held off!) Unfortunately I managed to lose my phone so all my photos from the trip got lost but as there was 80,000 odd people there are still photos to admire!
(all photos of the fireworks taken from the Hogmanay facebook page)
Was the perfect end to a fantastic NYE! Amazing location, music, friendliest people and fantastic food! What more could you ask for! Will be back for sure!