People singing Auld Lang's Syne during New Year at the Tron, Edinburgh 1964.

14 pictures that show Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations through the years

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is one of the biggest and most well-known celebrations of the New Year.

But did you know it was once a much smaller affair, with just a few hundred people who gathered outside the Tron Kirk in the High Street? Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations have changed over the years, and here we take a look at the celebrations past and present.

A customer stocks up for the celebrations ahead at HJ Hildersley's licensed grocer.

1. Hogmanay 1964

A customer stocks up for the celebrations ahead at HJ Hildersley's licensed grocer.
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Edinburgh Torchlight procession along Princes Street and up Calton Hill Part of the New Year Hogmanay 2012 celebrations

2. Hogmanay 2012

Edinburgh Torchlight procession along Princes Street and up Calton Hill Part of the New Year Hogmanay 2012 celebrations
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December 29, 1965: Customers queue outside Mr Munro's shop in Brandon Terrace, Stockbridge, eager to buy supplies for Hogmanay. Crates of McEwan's Export wait to be loaded inside.

3. Queuing for supplies

December 29, 1965: Customers queue outside Mr Munro's shop in Brandon Terrace, Stockbridge, eager to buy supplies for Hogmanay. Crates of McEwan's Export wait to be loaded inside.
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Hogmanay 1955: Crowds outside the Tron Kirk.

4. Hogmany at the Tron Kirk 1955

Hogmanay 1955: Crowds outside the Tron Kirk.
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