Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Good news for those hitting the street to celebrate Hogmanay tonight: Edinburgh is expected to be dry and not too windy.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations were launched tonight - a day later than in previous years - with a spectacular Torchlight Procession through the centre of Edinburgh's Old Town.

Tickets for two of the main events at Edinburgh's Hogmanay are now sold out: Concert in the Gardens on 31 December, headlined by Biffy Clyro with special guests The Charlatans and Billy Bragg, and tickets for the Keilidh, also on 31 December.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay organisers this morning unveiled the remaining details of the New Year's festival programme. The Winter Festival takes place from Thursday 30 December 2010 to New Year's Day 2011, with a rugby match on the 2nd January.

A New Year’s Day evening concert for One Day, curated and headlined by Edinburgh-born singer songwriter KT Tunstall.

The time is memorable - 1pm on 1-1-11. The show should be too with five of Scotland’s leading song-writers, Dougie MacLean, Roddy Woomble, Roddy Hart, Tommy Reilly and Dick Gaughan, performing specially written Resolution Songs commissioned by Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

Rebus author Ian Rankin will be joined by another of the city’s crime writers, Lin Anderson, in a discussion about Edinburgh – One Inspirational City at the National Gallery of Scotland

The Mound precinct is reinvented for the duration of the 4-day Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festival as Resolution Square, with a host of live entertainment t

Auld rivals Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors go head to head on the second day of the year at Murrayfield Stadium for the historic 1872 Cup, the world’s oldest club derby competition.

A thousand runners will blow the cob webs out with this gentle run down the Royal Mile starting from the Castle Esplanade (with a shot from the one o'clock gun), down the city’s Royal Mile, p