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Hogmanay Street Party

In Edinburgh, Scotland only 2 things gear you up for the worlds biggest street party - a plate of haggis & tatties followed by the purchase of an authentic tartan kilt!

Amongst a crowd of 200,000 thousand plus New Years party goers its hard not to have a good time! Throw in some Byo drinks to distract the cold, a DJ set from Hot Chip, the glorious tunes of local boy Paulo Ntini and a back drop of the eery Edinburgh Castle and its impossible!

After 4 hours of celebrating bringing in the New Year with old and new friends your left wanting more, luckily there's much more.. Most clubs were up and running after midnight for many hours afterwards. Even the walk back from Princess St is entertaining, as you mingle with the friendly local Scots!

The old city is alive for days before and after the New Years with light shows, carnivals and a burning man which fills the streets all over again.
But possibly the highlight was watching the brave, tired, hung over or maybe still drunk boys & girls heading down to the chilly waters of the Queensferry River for a swim on New Years day for the annual Loony Dook! Absolute madness entertainment!

In between all this was the chance to gain some knowledge of the historic city of Edinburgh. There and back from London in 4 days - this is an experience you must tick off!
Fri 02/04/2010 Timm Lanyon 405 views

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