Celebrating 2017 New Year in Scotland

2016 has been a year of great change with new leaders, possibilities, and of course technology!  I’m excited to see what 2017 will bring.  Here in Scotland we have some pretty cool events taking us into 2017 with the largest street party in the world taking place in Edinburgh, the Loony Dook in South Queensferry and a walk with a difference in Falkirk.  Here’s a bit more on what you can expect celebrating 2017  New Year in Scotland.

Kelpies at the Helix Park, Falkirk. New Year in Scotland
Kelpies at the Helix Park, Falkirk ©MDHarding

How to Celebrate New Year in Scotland

The anticipation and build up of a New Year is on everyone’s mind. Perhaps like me, 2017 will be the year that the New Year’s resolutions will finally stick or you might have one that is not only achievable, but will blow everything else out of the water.  The vision board has been created and you have big plans to create a healthier well-being and mindful you.

Happy New Year 2017! New Year in Scotland
Happy New Year 2017! ©MDHarding

Fire & Light

Ignite your year by walking into 2017 New Year in Scotland with Fire & Light, a walk with a difference!  On January 1st, explore Helix Park with family and friends while walking the fiery 3 k, around some of the interactive installations with illuminations and animations including a giant Jack Frost, a giant fire breathing bird who will ignite your wishes for the New Year, a beautiful lantern installation, glow workshop for children, along with fire dancers and fire eater, not forgetting the magical Kelpies.  Kick start your new year in Scotland with a memorable night at Helix Park, Falkirk. Remember to wrap up warm, car parking is limited at both the Helix Park and Falkirk Stadium and must be pre-booked in-advance.  There will be hot chocolate and marshmallows to keep you toasty! For tickets and time slots please visit Fire & Light.

Would you like to get involved?  Send in your new year’s resolution.

Did you miss Why Falkirk Is On The Map? Falkirk is also home to the Falkirk Wheel the world’s first and only rotating boat lift.

See you there!

Fire Bird at Fire & Light ©Falkirk Community Trust
Fire Bird at Fire & Light ©Falkirk Community Trust


Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Scot:Lands is also taking place again this year. If you missed it last year, it’s a fantastic event taking place in the old part of Edinburgh.  It’s also free, but you do have to pre-register.

Ceilidh at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. New Year in Scotland
Ceilidh at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. ©MDHarding

Unlock The Key

Unlock The Key – the key to health, wealth and happiness.  Unlock The Key started in Glasgow and is now beaming its way around the world with introductory courses.  You may have heard of The Secret but The Key is so much more!  If you need help kick-starting 2017, this is an incredible way to do it. Create the life of your dreams with Unlock The Key or perhaps a Key Retreat.

Create A Magical 2017. New Year in Scotland
Create A Magical 2017 ©MDHarding

There is a variety of accommodation available in the above mentioned locations.  Please do bare in mind that hogmanay can be a busy time.  I would highly recommend to book accommodation in Edinburgh in-advance.

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Happy Holidays:) See you in 2017!  May it be the best year yet x

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 Michelle has a love of travel and photography, which has currently taken her to six continents. Experiencing other cultures/history and food both independently and while working on-board luxury cruise ships. Discover more about Michelle, her enthusiasm for travel and photography via: www.MDHardingTravelPhotography.com

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