For generations we’ve been carrying out our own unique traditions, from first-footing with armfuls of whisky, shortbread or black bun, to attending loony dooks and the football for the annual New Year’s Day derbies.
With Hogmanay 2020 shaping up to be a far more muted affair than in previous years, we’ve scoured the archives to bring you a selection of nostalgic images showing New Year’s celebrations in simpler times.
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1. A cup o' kindness
Hogmanay scene at the Tron Church Edinburgh, six Americans dance down High Street
2. Old Firm fans
Celtic and Rangers fans queue up for tickets for the game on New Years' Day, 1965
3. Tidying the nets
Fishermen home for New Year tidy up their nets and prepare to leave their boats at Port Seton Harbour, 1960s
4. Stocking up
Customers queue outside Mr Munro's shop at Brandon Terrace in Edinburgh stocking up for Hogmanay
Photo: Joe Steele