December 31, 2006
The more traditional way to bring in the New Year is to attend a ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee). This is a night of dancing, drinking and merry-making and practically every small village up and down the country will have a ceilidh...not all as formal as this one though! The origins of the word Hogmanay are lost in the depths of time, and there is no agreement as to what language it comes from, some suggest Norman or Old French, Flemish or Gaelic. No matter! However you plan to see in the New Year, have a graet time...and remember, when you're singing Auld Lang Syne, the most famous song in the world, think of this wee corner of the world and try not to bring in Ne'erday with a hangover!
Posted by G Fraser at 08:59