ScotlandHour 28th December 2016: Hogmanay

ScotlandHour 28th December: Hogmanay

The Scots word for the last day of the year, Hogmanay is Scotland’s famous celebration of New Year. Renowned around the world as ‘the home of Hogmanay’, Edinburgh will be celebrating in style with 3 days of events and we’re delighted to welcome Edinburgh’s Hogmanay (@edhogmanay) as co-hosts for this month’s chat.

Of course, Hogmanay will be celebrated in cities, towns, villages and homes around the country. Auld Lang Syne will echo through the streets, countryside and highlands, while age-old traditions are observed, including the famous ‘first footing‘ – where the first person to enter the household on New Year’s Day should bring a small gift to represent financial prosperity, food, flavour, warmth or good cheer.

Join us for the ScotlandHour Hogmanay Special, December 28th, 9-10pm on Twitter and start your celebrations early! Please remember to add the hashtags #blogmanay and #ScotlandHour to your answers.

The questions are below and our fantastic guest co-host is Edinburgh’s Hogmanay – @edhogmanay

December’s Hogmanay Questions

9:00 – 9:10, Q1. @edhogmanay is welcoming in 2017! What was your favourite party song at 17? #ScotlandHour #blogmanay

9:10 – 9:20, Q2. What makes Hogmanay in Scotland so unique? #ScotlandHour #blogmanay

9:20 – 9:30, Q3. Top tips for first-time visitors looking for fun things to do on New Year’s Day? #ScotlandHour #blogmanay

9:30 – 9:40, Q4. Share the one place in Scotland you’d like to visit in 2017 #ScotlandHour #blogmanay

9:40 – 9:50, Q5. 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of #Edinburgh as a festival city, who will you ring in 2017 with? #ScotlandHour #blogmanay

9:50 – 10:00, Q6. Share your favourite images of your own Hogmanay celebrations using the hashtags #blogmanay and #ScotlandHour!

And if you’re feeling musical, sing along with Auld Lang Syne…

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stoup!
and surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.


We twa hae run about the braes,
and pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
sin’ auld lang syne.


We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,
frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin’ auld lang syne.


And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
and gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak’ a right gude-willie waught,
for auld lang syne.