Scotland’s Great New Year!

Rena George Hogmanay, Homecoming Scotland 2014, Scotland 4 Comments

Goodbye 2013…. Greetings 2014. Happy New Year!! A new year … a new beginning … another chance to do it all better!! As a Scot now living in Yorkshire there’s always a pang of nostalgia for me as the bells chime out the old year and welcome in the new. But never more than this year. They’re calling it Homecoming Scotland 2014, And last night the midnight hour put Scotland on the cusp of what promises to be one of …

Scottish Hogmanay Traditions

Rena George Hogmanay 4 Comments

It’s almost here! The turning of the old year into the new has always been a momentous occasion in Scotland. It’s a time to remember Hogmanays of the past, the stories, the fun – the friends and loved ones no longer with us. I defy any Scot not to shed a tear when the bells chime at midnight. When I was a child, it was a very special time that started with a day of frantic house cleaning by mum …