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  1. Highlights of our #Blogmanay 2015/2016 Theme Week

    We hope you all had a great Hogmanay 2015 and New Year’s Day. We wish you all the best for 2016. Thank you for joining in with our #Blogmanay theme week. Here are some photo and video highlights. Slainte! [View the story “#Blogmanay was great!” on Storify] Looking for travel info on the go? Check out our brand new mobile website….

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  2. Loony Dook – World’s Craziest New Year Event in Photos

    These days Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is a world famous, multi-day fiesta that offers myriad events. None are more fun – and certainly none are more wacky – than the legendary Loony Dook. I live in South Queensferry so I have been to countless Loony Dooks, but each year I still have to do a double take when over a 1,000 hardy…

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  3. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Keilidh c Chris Watt

    7 Things You Need to Know for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

    I’ve just spent time with the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay guys for the launch of #Blogmanay – the brilliant blog and social media extravaganza that wraps around Scotland’s world famous New Year festival – and I’ve come back with 7 festive tips that you NEED to know if you’re attending or are still thinking about going to this three-day event. This advice comes from the…

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  4. #Blogmanay

    Hogmanay is a word known around the globe and indeed a party time that revellers from all over the planet flock to Scotland to enjoy. The word #Blogmanay is now hot on its heels, a snappy catch-all on social media that brings together all the best bits of Edinburgh’s Near Year celebrations and opens up other spectacular corners of the…

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  5. (c) Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

    9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Hogmanay

    The Word Hogmanay hails from Gaelic – Definitely Gaelic. Or hang on, maybe it comes the Norse language brought to these shores by the Vikings? Or maybe even Scotland’s Auld Alliance with the French as some scholars say? No one seems to know for certain, but it’s the name Scots give to the last day of the year, which tends…

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  6. (c) Lloyd Smith

    Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2014

    Edinburgh’s Hogmanay has come a long way since I used to saunter off to the nefarious free-for-all below the famous old clock on the Tron on the Royal Mile, a clock that was always a few minutes off and which had revellers celebrating ‘The Bells’ at varying times. These days Edinburgh’s Hogmanay has become a slick global spectacle, famous throughout…

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  7. Edinburgh’s Christmas 2014

    Edinburgh’s Christmas has gone from strength to strength over the last few years to emerge as the biggest and most popular build up to Christmas in Scotland and one of the most spectacular and enjoyable in Europe. This year the organisers have promised it will be ‘bigger, better and more affordable than ever’ so join us now as we reveal…

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  8. ‘Welcome to #Blogmanay, the World’s Best New Year Party!’

    Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Celebrates its 21st birthday with #Blogmanay! I’m (just!) old enough to remember when Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, such as it was, was a debauched bash around the Tron Church on the Royal Mile, a free for all with flying champagne bottles and a wayward clock that saw revellers celebrating at different times. It was a seriously unscripted, deeply disorganised and…

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  9. How to Ceilidh

    With the bells approaching us tonight, you’re ready to put on your nicest glad rags and take in the bells in style but you’re worried about how you might look dancing at the ceilidh. Worry no more, here’s a handy infographic to help guide you but most of all, it’s about having fun. Thanks to The Jiggers Ceilidh Band for…

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  10. Edinburgh Hogmanay Looney Dook © Robin McKelvie

    Top 10 Ways to Enjoy a Brilliant Hogmanay

    1. Edinburgh Hogmanay’s Street Party – Join 79,999 fellow hardy souls for what may well just be the world’s best New Year street party. The historic streets are awash with merry revellers and strangers kiss under the spectacular fireworks that erupt above the landmark castle. This year the Pet Shop Boys and local faves Chvrches are amongst those on hand to…

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  11. #Blogmanay meets Hogmanay

    It is that time of year again when Scotland’s biggest night beckons. Burns Night may be all cultural and worthy and St. Andrews Day a welcome celebration of the nation, but it is Hogmanay that really sets the heather on fire for me and many Scots. And the great news is that the party will be bigger and better this…

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