Where to Spend New Year’s Eve in Scotland

31 January 2017


If you’re planning a New Year’s Eve break there’s only one place to go - Scotland. On a New Year’s Eve break in Scotland you can find everything you want from a Hogmanay party from fireworks to a Highland Fling!

Whether you decide to take part in Edinburgh’s world famous street party or you want to bring in the New Year amidst an atmospheric Highland landscape, you’ll find the perfect way to celebrate with LHH Scotland’s Guide to New Year’s Eve events in Scotland.


Experience Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s New Year’s Eve celebration is one of the most popular Hogmanay events in Scotland if not the world! The combination of live music, a stunning setting, fireworks and a fantastic atmosphere makes Edinburgh’s street party an unmissable event for tourists and locals alike!

At the street party, a selection of live bands and performers including Twin Atlantic and Lilly Allen will be there to keep you entertained right up to the famous firework display at “the bells”. If you need a break from dancing, head to the carnival at Edinburgh’s Winter Wonderland on Princes Street to experience incredible views of the street party from the top of the 60 meters high Big Wheel.

If you’re feeling brave the next day, grab your swimsuit and take part in the annual Loony Dip. What better way to wash away your hangover than by taking an “invigorating” dip in the Forth! 

The Edinburgh Coach House is the perfect holiday accommodation if you want to experience Edinburgh’s Hogmanay party for yourself. This gorgeous holiday house is located just minutes away from the street party on Princes Street and close to Edinburgh’s most popular tourist attractions including the Royal Mile and Arthur's Seat. This pretty holiday house is superbly decorated and comes with secure parking and a private walled garden.

Book the Edinburgh Coach House now to take advantage of LHH Scotland’s fantastic special offer on this superb holiday house. This New Year, we’ve reduced the price of this property from £1,200 to £900!


Celebrate in Stirling

The Travel Magazine recently claimed that the best Scottish New Year’s Eve event can be found in Scotland’s lesser known city of Stirling.

The New Year’s Eve celebrations in Stirling were praised by The Travel Magazine for their welcoming, family friendly atmosphere. Be part of the party at the city’s outdoor Hogmanay concert at Stirling Castle. From your vantage point on the castle’s Esplanade you can bring in 2015 surrounded by stunning views of Central Scotland.

Just some of the acts playing you into the New Year on this memorable night are The Waterboys, Skerryvore and Model Aeroplanes. Once the clock strikes midnight, Stirling Castle will be lit up with a dazzling array of fireworks.


Inverness’s Highland Fling

Join the Red Hot Chilli Pipers at Inverness’s Red Hot Highland Fling to welcome in the New Year at Scotland’s largest free Hogmanay party!

This family friendly event kicks-off at midday on Inverness’s High Street and continues all the way into the New Year. Join the party on the banks of the River Ness to enjoy street performers, live music and the spectacular firework display which marks the start of 2015.


Dance the Night Away in Stornoway

If you want to get off the beaten path, head north to the Isle of Lewis to experience a traditional Scottish New Year’s Eve party in Stornoway. This may not be the largest New Year’s Eve event in Scotland but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in atmosphere.

At this fantastic event you can dance the night away to traditional Scottish music; one of the highlights of last year’s event was the Danns a' Rathaid (a traditional street dance)! You’ll also find stalls and amusements to keep children and adults entertained right up until the fireworks at midnight. 

Treat yourself to a stay in Sail Loft for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve break in Stornoway. In this holiday house you will be situated in a fantastic central location on Stornoway’s harbour overlooking the historic Lews Castle and just minutes away from the New Year’s Eve celebrations in the town centre.


Don’t worry if you haven’t booked your New Year’s Eve break in Scotland yet, there’s still time to make a last minute reservation with LHH Scotland. Browse our selection of holiday houses available for New Year’s Eve breaks today.


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