When it comes to New Year’s Eve celebrations, you may already know all about the more famous traditions such as the midnight ball-drop in Times Square in NYC – but what about lesser known traditions, like those that happen in Scotland to herald the coming of the new year?
It's said redheads have a reputation for fiery temperaments; in Scotland the same could be said of the entire people, or even the land itself. Somehow, both the land and those who live on it manage to be simultaneously handsome and tough as nails, like a burly highlander in a fine tartan kilt. Fierce, proud, rugged, and beautiful, the land that inspired a thousand songs dips and weaves like a Celtic jig. Scotland's rugged beauty is postcard-famous: lochs, glens, rocky cliffs, and rolling hills are punctuated by medieval castles and stone churches. Nor is it all bagpipes and haggis – Scottish cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh seamlessly blend the ancient and modern, and the music and personalities are strong and distinctive as their whiskies.