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- Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 January 2013 15:50
- Written by Giskard
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I am half Scottish and half English. My Mother is a full blown Scot from Fife and my father a full blown English man from Yorkshire, A former Royal Marine Commando no less. I am proud of them both but on 31st December it is the Scot in me that comes to the fore, the Yorkshire man takes a step back.
Memories of Christmas and New Years Eve Parties with my Scottish family come flooding back at this time of year. Parties with the Tullis's and the Browns of Kirkaldy, or Broons as my Mother would say. That has pretty much been my model for New Years Eve ever since and why New Years Eve is the best day of the year for me and always has been.
Food, Loud Music and Beer, that is the secret to a Scottish new year. Everything else happens naturally, no need plan events or worry about people not being able to commit to coming. Everything works out when you get those 3 things right.
Nobody does new year like the Scots, they practically own new year.
In fact the Scots have a special name for 31st December, they call it Hogmanay. Meaning the last day of the year (or New Years Eve). They have a special poem for it too. Written by Scotlands National Poet Robert Burns in 1788. They turned that Poem in to a song that most of the world sings on New Years Eve today.
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I think you may have heard of it, it is called "Auld Lang Syne".
I have dug out very special version of it for you, something for you to play on New Years Eve to get you in the right mood.
The location this video was filmed in is Stirling Castle in Scotland, which holds a special place in Scottlish history. Singing Auld Lang Syne is Rod Stewart, who nearly never sung again after getting throat cancer. So we have a legendary song, in a legendary castle, sung by a legend of Rock.
Like I said, it is very special.
My own New Years Eve plans demand my attention and since New Years Eve is my favourite day of the year and I show it. Many folk have great expectations of me at New Year and I have never disappointed them.
So I'll wish all my readers a Happy New Year now and all the best for 2013. I hope this little bit of Scottish history was entertaining and I especially hope you enjoy the video above as much as me and Tess did.
Happy Hogmanay everybody :)
The official Happy New Year Thread at the Guild can be read by clicking here.
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