Posts for hogmanay

Celebrating 260 Years of Robbie Burns

Friday 25th Jan 2019

Burns Night is upon us and this year we celebrate 260 years since the Birth of Robbie Burns His birthday is celebrated throughout the world, with Burns Suppers, poems, songs and anecdotes about Scotland’s National Bard. But here’s why we think Robert Burns should be enjoyed all year round……. From traditional ballads and romantic songs […]

Hogmanay – Happy “Hoggo-nott”, “hoog min dag”, “oge maiden”and “Homme est né”

Tuesday 17th Oct 2017

The ancient Scottish celebration of Hogmanay has its origins in both Norse and Gaelic culture so it’s perhaps not surprising that drinking and feasting played a big part then as now in this ancient Yuletide festival. The dawning of a New Year has always been a time to celebrate, but in Scotland it’s THE biggest […]

Lime Cottage, Arniston Estate Cottages

Arniston Estate Cottages

Thursday 27th Aug 2015

Edinburgh, renowned for ‘The Festival’ and Hogmanay and all the associated hustle and bustle, is a vibrant, buzzing city all year round, perfect to explore at any time. Sometimes it’s great to be able to have a retreat from the whirlwind of the city to relax and unwind. Owner, Henrietta Dundas, tells us about Arniston […]

A Moray #blogmanay

Thursday 2nd Jan 2014

Before we gallop off to Edinburgh and the Lothians for our January focus, I thought I’d take some time to round up last month’s featured region with my own #blogmanay post.  (If you haven’t heard of #blogmanay it’s a way of showcasing winter and Hogmanay in Edinburgh and across Scotland to the world – you […]

How to Embrace Hogmanay: New Year Breaks in Scotland

Wednesday 12th Oct 2011

Ceilidhs, street parties and great balls of fire?  It can only be Hogmanay in Scotland!  For a truly authentic experience and to really embrace New Year in Scotland, why not stay in your own home-from-home?  Self-catering gives you the freedom and flexibility to celebrate in your own way, whether you want to enjoy local traditions […]