Hogmanay revellers at Tron Kirk Edinburgh 1959
Hogmanay revellers at Tron Kirk Edinburgh 1959

10 nostalgic memories of Hogmanay in Scotland from yesteryear

It’s a night that is marked the world over, but nobody celebrates New Year quite like us Scots.

Thursday, 31st December 2020, 7:00 am

For generations we’ve been carrying out our own unique traditions, from first-footing with armfuls of whisky, shortbread or black bun, to attending loony dooks and the football for the annual New Year’s Day derbies.

With Hogmanay 2020 shaping up to be a far more muted affair than in previous years, we’ve scoured the archives to bring you a selection of nostalgic images showing New Year’s celebrations in simpler times.

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