Stirling’s Hogmanay

On 31 December 2007, the esplanade of Stirling Castle in Stirling, Scotland, will come alive with party-goers gathering together for the fun-filled family event of Stirling’s Hogmanay where crowds will bid farewell to 2007 and welcome 2008. Steeped in ancient tradition and legends, the annual celebration of hogmanay is looked forward to by locals and visitors alike, and the Stirling Hogmanay event has always been a big success.

The headline entertainment for Stirling’s Hogmanay in 2007, will be the well-known Scottish group The Proclaimers. Identical twins Charlie and Craig Reid formed their band in 1983 and have gained world-wide popularity and recognition with their songs “Letter from America”, “I’m on my Way” and “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”. Their fan base continues to grow and they have a reputation for bonding with their audience in a way that is sure to keep the party rocking into the new-year.

Established in 1977, the Royal Burgh of Stirling Pipe Band is committed to the development of young talent and the promotion of piping the Stirling area. Having won many awards, this band puts on a memorable show and will be entertaining the crowds with some excellent traditional Scottish music, enhancing the whole experience of Stirling’s Hogmanay.

As the old year departs and the new-year arrives, the night sky will be lit up with a spectacular fireworks display. This popular feature of Stirling’s Hogmanay gets better and brighter each year and is not easily forgotten and is seen by people for miles around Stirling Castle.

Awe-inspiring Stirling Castle in Stirling, Scotland, has great historical and architectural significance, and is a national monument. Considered to be one of the largest castles in Western Europe, Stirling Castle is strategically situated on top of Castle Hill with steep cliffs on three sides, which served well as part of its defense systems in the past. The castle also served as a fortress for many years. The esplanade of Stirling Castle has been an open-air concert venue for some memorable concerts, including R.E.M., Bob Dylan and Wet, Wet, Wet.

Stirling’s Hogmanay held at the unique venue of Stirling Castle is clearly the best place in Scotland to be on 31 December 2007 to welcome the new year.