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Hogmanay 2022 Activities for the whole family!

If there is one thing that the Scots are good at it’s throwing a party, and Hogmanay might just be their crowning achievement! The Scottish New Year celebrations are legendary around the world and with good reason.


Hogmanay occurs every year on New Year’s Eve and celebrations are always going on – especially in the bigger cities. Edinburgh puts on a 3-day long celebration for the occasion with live concerts, street parties, and firework shows. Glasgow also put on a multitude of exciting events for Hogmanay and the whole country really comes to life during these celebrations. Every year, tourists flock to the cities to see the spectacular events. If you are staying at Leny Estate this New Years, make sure to join in on the fun!


Where did Hogmanay come from?

It is believed that Hogmanay stems from the Pagan holiday Winter Solstice, and celebrates the change of the year. Hogmanay was always a very relevant and important holiday in Scotland. For a very long time, Scots were not allowed or able to celebrate Christmas, which meant that all of the celebration efforts went into a different day of the year: Hogmanay, the final day of the year. Scottish towns would celebrate in many different ways, but the celebrations were always focused on purifying and cleansing for the year ahead, and doing small things to ensure a good year ahead. Today, Hogmanay has become a huge celebration that the Scots are happy to celebrate with friends, new and old, that come from near and far! So this year, why not join in the fun and celebrate your first Hogmanay? Let’s take a look at what’s going on around Leny Estate this year!


Here’s some of the events on this year

There are a few very special Hogmanay events going on very close to Leny Estate. If you’re up for something with a personal touch, look at our list below!


Hogmanay at The Lade Inn
A short 2-minute drive from Leny Estate you can join in the celebrations at The Lade Inn! They are promising a nice meal and, later on, live Scottish Folk music as entertainment! If you were looking to enjoy a traditional Scottish celebration, where you can join the dancing, enjoy some bubbly and ring in the bells at midnight with new friends, this intimate setting will be perfect for your Hogmanay!


Gartmore’s Hogmanay party
The Gartmore Village hall is putting on a big Hogmanay Virtual Ceilidh, which is turning into a disco at the bells! With dancing as well as a bar, this event is perfect for adults and children alike and you’ll be able to purchase tickets at the door on the night.


Hogmanay with Venchar Lochside
Celebrate Hogmanay with a real, traditional Scottish ceilidh at Venachar Lochside! This stunning venue on the banks of Loch Venachar offers a night full of fun, starting with a hog roast, dancing, and prosecco at midnight and ending with transportation back to Leny Estate! The ceilidh turns into a disco a midnight to let you dance into the new year as well. If this sounds like a bit of you, visit their website to read more and to book your space!


The Old Rectory Inn Hogmanay feast
If you fancy yourself a bit of a foodie, this event is perfect for you! Sit down to enjoy a three-course, classically Scottish dinner with drinks and live music and entertainment all night long! The Old Rectory Inn is only 3 minutes down the road from Leny Estate, allowing you to party the night away!


No matter which Hogmanay celebration you decide to join, we have no doubt that you’ll have an amazing time! Scottish people are known for their kindness and welcoming personalities and we know you’ll make fast friends whilst bringing in the bells!


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