December 30, 2006

Hogmanay Events

While the street party is the biggest event, there are plenty of other events going on, many with a more traditional Scottish flavour to them. My criticism of the street party is that there are so many tourists, it has lost all sense of Scottishness. In the 90s, you would get impromptu renditions of Auld Lang Syne and ceilidh dancing on the street...and after midnight all hell would break loose as people try and outdo their friends to the number of people they can kiss. Policemen and women were always very popular at Hogmanay! Anyway, tonight there is the Night Afore International, a sort of ceilidh on George Street, this year with a German theme...fitting as that's where I'm spending New Year!

1 comment:

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Wow, that's a lot of people! I would stay at home. :)