Strip the Willow is probably one of the most popular Scottish dance tunes on account of the fact that it's fairly easy to learn, and it's highly physical. Participants get a chance to fling partners across the floor.
Celebrated conductor and broadcaster Brian Kay directs the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union in the Usher Hall for its 124th annual New Year performance of Handel’s Messiah.
Susan Boyle, the spinster from Blackburn in West Lothian, has been catapulted into the record books again as her new album The Gift goes to number one on the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic.
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