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Edinburgh's Blogmanay – Bloggers and revellers celebrate

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21 travel bloggers from around the world are just now making their way to Scotland for the New Year, to celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh AKA #Blogmanay. The event is organised by our friends Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

Who are the Blogmanay bloggers?

A great bunch of people, naturally 🙂 ! Some are Scotland fans already but haven’t been to Hogmanay yet, while others are new to Scotland. Some of them will be guest posting on this blog and share their experiences, and all of them will have the best Hogmanay party ever! Special shout out to JD Andrews (earthXplorer) from North America and Mei and Jo from Malaysia (AgentCikay) who’ve been here before exploring Scotland’s creative culture, and Scot bloggers Jane Meighan (runawayJane) and Emma Gray (scottishemma123) who no doubt will be contributing their very own Scottish take on Hogmanay!

How can I take part?

#Blogmanay is for everyone who loves the New Year celebrations in Scotland and wants to shout about it! On Twitter, you can follow the hashtag to see what all the chat is about (join in and share your tips and experiences!). On Instagram, just use the tag on your Edinburgh’s Hogmanay photos  – and view them on the Instagram #Blogmanay page!

Anything else?

Keep an eye out over the next few days – and tune in to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay’s official Tumblr page for the latest updates.

Image credit: Lloyd Smith
This campaign is brought to you by Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and is supported by VisitScotland, ETAG, Edinburgh Festivals, Haggis Adventures and Skyscanner



  • Lulu Fernandez


    I love your country!

    I wrote a review on my blog when I went this year!

  • Vivian

    For all if you North Americans visiting, get used to no cream for your coffee. But you won’t miss it as Scotland has the best coffee that I’ve tasted. And don’t forget the vegetarian haggis…delish!

  • and please sing all the words correctly –

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
    And never brought to mind?
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
    And auld lang syne!
    For auld lang syne, my dear,
    For auld lang syne.
    We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
    For auld lang syne.

    And surely ye’ll be your pint stowp!
    And surely I’ll be mine!
    And we’ll tak a cup o’kindness yet,
    For auld lang syne.
    Chorus – For auld . . . etc.

    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.
    Chorus – For auld . . . etc.

    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.
    Chorus – For auld . . . etc.

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

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