Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Year fireworks at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Light Up the New Year in Edinburgh
VisitScotland gives one lucky person the chance to start the world famous Edinburgh's Hogmany 2011/12 midnight fireworks.

In what is a first, Scotland’s national tourism organisation, VisitScotland, along with Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and Festivals Edinburgh, is offering the chance to kick off 2012 in style by starting the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay fireworks this New Year.

Not only does this money-can’t buy prize give someone the chance to launch one of the world’s biggest parties, it also includes travel to and from Edinburgh, an exclusive three-night stay in a four-star hotel and three-day Edinburgh Pass.

To enter the competition, visit

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay has long been considered the world’s original and best New Year Party. Three days of incredible cultural highlights and celebratory events: theatre, music, dance and Street Party extravaganzas attract massive crowds from across the globe. The world famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations are the only way to bring in the New Year.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Artistic Director, Pete Irvine said: ‘The opportunity for someone to travel to the ‘Home of Hogmanay’ to start our world famous fireworks is incredibly exciting and will be an experience they will never forget. The Midnight Fireworks is broadcast globally to an audience of over 1 billion people and to say that you ‘pushed the button’ that started celebrations around the world will be unforgettable.

Mike Cantlay, Chairman of VisitScotland, said: “This really is the chance of a lifetime. The Hogmanay celebrations are a vitally important time for Scotland with the world’s eyes cast on Edinburgh for that big moment at midnight. For someone to say that they started the world’s biggest party off, it really doesn’t get any better than that.”

The night will also herald the beginning of the Year of Creative Scotland. The third in a series of focus years following Homecoming 2009, will see the start of a year-long celebration of Scottish culture and creativity through events around the country.

Photo copyright VisitScotland

Posted on Wednesday, 5th October, 2011


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