Hogmanay lasts for days and includes spectacular events like Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival. The Scots even gifted traditions like singing Auld Lang Syne and making New Year’s resolutions that are now celebrated worldwide.
Enjoy Traditional Scottish Hogmanay Foods and Drinks
Hogmanay foods reflect Scotland’s climate and cuisine. Hearty, warming recipes include:
- Haggis – savory sheep organ, oatmeal and spice pudding
- Scotch broth – lamb or beef broth thickened with barley
- Black bun – fruit cake with raisins, currants, almonds and Scotch whisky
- Clootie dumpling – spiced pudding boiled in cloth, served with custard
- Cranachan – dessert of whipped cream, whisky, raspberries, and oats
Signature Hogmanay beverages:
- Scotch whisky like smoky Glenlivet or blended Johnnie Walker
- Hot toddy – whisky, honey, cloves and boiling water
- Atholl Brose – broth, honey, whisky and cream blend
- Auld Man’s Milk– the Scot’s version of Egg Nog.
Plan a Festive Hogmanay Celebration
Ring in the new year with Scottish flair by planning a festive Hogmanay celebration. Decorate with tartan and thistles. Serve traditional fare like haggis and black bun. Offer whisky cocktails like hot toddies and Atholl Brose. Recite Robert Burns poetry. Dance to bagpipe music. Countdown to midnight with Auld Lang Syne. Make resolutions and share hopes for the new year. Revel in Scottish traditions and foods for a spirited Hogmanay!