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Hogmanay

Nostalgia: Lions and Chinese pride

While Hogmanay may now feel like a memory from the dim and distant past for many of us, the party is only just beginning for the city's Chinese community.

Tim Cornwell: This year, Edinburgh, next year - the world

Edinburgh's Hogmanay prides itself on attracting an international influx to the city at New Year. Interviewing European visitors in the streets on New Year's Eve, such as an older German couple who had celebrated New Year in cities across the continent, including Linz in Austria, European Capital of Culture in 2009, one hoped they'd find enough to recommend Edinburgh to their friends.

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Doonies come out on top in New Year Ba' match

THE Doonies snatched a win over the Uppies at the traditional mass street football game known as "The Ba" in Orkney yesterday.

Pedestrian dies and ambulance service hits calls record

A pedestrian has died after he was hit by a car in the centre of Edinburgh, just hours after the Hogmanay street party.

In pictures: The Hogmanay fireworks in Edinburgh

Some images captured by The Scotsman photographers of the spectacular fireworks display at Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations.

Scotland welcomes the world to join the party

THE world came to Scotland to join in Hogmanay celebrations at sold-out events and street parties around the country.

In pictures: Your photos of Hogmanay in Scotland

You have been sending your photos as Hogamanay celebrations across Scotland get underway, and here is our gallery showing the varied ways some of you are bringing in 2011.

Hogmanay weather: Dry but cloudy night expected for revellers in Scotland

WITH thousands of revellers set to attend Hogmanay parties across Scotland, the weather is set to remain largely settled and dry.

Hogmanay: good times on a smaller scale

Glasgow The city's Hogmanay for 2010 involves a huge outdoor ceilidh in George Square. But the capacity of the annual celebration has been cut from 10,000 to about half that with a new emphasis on Scottish bands rather than global acts.

Hogmanay: Biggest and friendliest party on the planet

Edinburgh's Hogmanay organisers claimed a late surge in ticket sales for the Street Party celebration tonight after winter storms had stalled visitors' plans for the party in the capital.

Hogmanay: Crowds don't pass on the torch

A RECORD 25,000-strong crowd turned out for the annual Torchlight Procession which snaked through the city last night, opening a four-day Hogmanay festival.

Staff jet-lagged on leaving festive time zone

PEOPLE who are taking the Christmas and New Year period off work could return next week with a type of jet lag, experts have warned.

Hogmanay: Germans in the house for 'after-show' gig

A GERMAN house duo are to headline the official Hogmanay "after-show party".

Hogmanay: Revellers told to avoid A&E

REVELLERS who injure themselves during New Year celebrations have been urged to stay away from accident and emergency unless treatment is essential.

Hogmanay: Extra trains to keep Scots on the move at Hogmanay

EXTRA rail services are set to be put on today to keep Scotland moving over Hogmanay.

Hogmanay fashion: Ring out the old looks, ring in the new – or add a twist to a classic

HAVE you made your New Year's style resolutions yet? If not, Hogmanay is the time to start as you mean to go on when it comes to upping your sartorial game. It can be one of the trickiest nights of the year to dress for, what with street parties, black tie shindigs and first footing all falling on one very chilly night. The recent bad weather is set to let up as we welcome in 2011, with the mercury hovering above freezing in most places.

Scots set to serve up biggest pies

The biggest commercially made pies in the UK are going on sale in Scotland for Hogmanay. They weigh 3.9lb, contain a pint of gravy and serve 12 to 14 people.

A song for the Lord Provost to celebrate beginning of Hogmanay

The Lord Provost's Welcome to Edinburgh will get its first performance at the Mound tonight on "Resolution Square", the Hogmanay name for the paved precinct at the National Gallery of Scotland.

20,000 revellers to get city's Hogmanay party underway

Record crowds of 20,000 are expected to flock to Edinburgh today for the start of the city's Hogmanay celebrations.

Hogmanay stay-ins spend more money

PEOPLE celebrating the New Year will spend more money by staying at home than going out, according to new research.

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