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Jackie Bird hosts Hogmanay celebrations live from Princes Street. Including music from Frightened Rabbit, Rachel Sermanni, Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain and the Proclaimers.

BBC Scotland celebrates Hogmanay right across the country on Scotland's Hogmanay Live this year. From street parties to castles, memorable music and 2012's great moments, that plus one of the biggest performances of Auld Lang Syne ever attempted, make this the show to see out the old and bring in the New Year.

For the first time, the programme will be live from some of the biggest Hogmanay street parties in Scotland. Jackie Bird presents live from Edinburgh's Princes Street as we join the thousands of revellers who come from all round the world to enjoy the capital's Hogmanay celebrations. We're also going live to Stirling Castle to sample the party there and to the capital of the north, Inverness, for more Hogmanay Highland style.

We'll also have a party of our own live from BBC Scotland's studios in Glasgow. Providing the soundtrack to a great Hogmanay will be Scottish bands Frightened Rabbit, Rachel Sermanni, and Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain. The music doesn't stop there, for the first time we'll be broadcasting performances from the brilliant Proclaimers as they bring in 2013 with a special concert on the esplanade of Stirling Castle.

The show will be at the heart of the 'midnight moment' as we see out the old year with a Lone Piper on the battlements of Edinburgh Castle, firing the midnight gun that marks the start of the New Year and also the start of the spectacular fireworks that get 2013 going with a bang.

Straight after midnight, we're planning to bring the country together as we unite thousands of revellers at events round the country and viewers at home in a mass singalong of New Year's traditional song of friendship, Auld Lang Syne.

So charge your glasses and get ready to say good bye to 2012 and hello to 2013 with Scotland's Hogmanay Live.

1 hour, 5 minutes

Last on

Mon 31 Dec 2012 23:30


Role Contributor
Presenter Jackie Bird
Producer Graham Mitchell
Director John Smith


  • Mon 31 Dec 2012 23:30

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