Organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations have admitted the fate of the showpiece street party is in the “hands of the weather gods”, with heavy rain and high winds forecast. The annual event, which is worth an estimated £32 million to the Scottish economy, has been cancelled twice in the past due to extreme weather. Met Office forecasters said they were working closely with event organisers to monitor the weather, which is set to remain stormy over the coming days. Read more >>
Hogmanay is the Scots word for New Year's Eve (31 December) and the celebrations that happen on that day. • More than 80,000 people are expected to attend Edinburgh's Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens, headlined by the Pet Shop Boys.