Madness. Madness, they call it, madness.They’re right. Princes Street at New Year is beyond madness, it is insanity.
The BBC 1 Scotland Hogmanay Show just kicked off and is now live with pipes and bands. Jackie Bird comperes. Top folk duo fiddler Aly Bain and accordion player Phil Cunningham are on.
The first hours of 2010 look likely to be chilly ones with temperatures in Edinburgh dropping several degrees below zero.
The council has been prepping the public for road closures during Edinburgh's five-day Hogmanay Festival.
Roads will be closed in advance (see details below) and the council warns: "Vehicles should not be parked within restrictions. All offending vehicles will be removed and may be subject to a parking fine and impound charges."
Free buses will be laid on again this year for revellers attending Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations.
Between 23:45 and 04:30 over 150 buses will take approximately 25,000 passengers home, clocking up a total mileage of 8,000 miles and saving party-goers £100,000.
A new late night service from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh will be launched on 18 December.
The Friday "night" service will leave Glasgow Central at six minutes after midnight - which is some 36 minutes later than the last train to Edinburgh Waverley from Glasgow Queen Street.
As Scotland marks the 450th anniversary of its religious revolution in 1560, experience reformation day at John Knox House with live and audio drama. John Knox is played by John Sheddon.
A chance to see performance artists Carabosse transform the Royal Mile and the squares around St Giles Cathedral with fire and light. The installations remaining illuminated until around 8pm.