Hogmanay and the Christmas festivals

Hogmanay and the Christmas festivals

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Full line-up for Edinburgh Hogmanay revealed

THE full line-up for one of the world’s most famous street parties has been revealed, with The Vaccines and DJ Mark Ronson among the headline acts at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay event.

Glasgow Hogmanay party scrapped by council

GLASGOW will not be staging an official Hogmanay party this year because the city council deems it too expensive.

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Festival shows will go on thanks to £2m-a-year lifeline

FUNDING of £2 million a year to promote home-grown work at Edinburgh's festivals has been safeguarded for the next three years.

Winter Festival slips up over planning rules a second time

THE Capital's Christmas events on Princes Street Gardens broke planning rules twice in a fortnight, it emerged today.

Residents not joining events

MORE than two in every three people in the Capital say they did not attend any of the events that were part of Edinburgh's Christmas celebrations.

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.

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.

Review: Resolution Concert, Princes Street Gardens

Resolution Concert, *** Princes Street Gardens

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.

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