Scot:Lands The Perfect New Year’s Hangover Cure

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If you have followed our steps lately, you might have noticed we are currently experiencing one of the most memorable New Year’s Eve festival up to date: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. That’s the reason why during the last three days we’ve been so busy: To have  a taste of how the Scottish welcome the new year.

To be honest, so far it’s been an incredible good decision to come and celebrate here because we are having the time of our lives!

We’ll be updating you on the unique Torchlight Procession, the lively Street Party and the Loony Dook craziness soon but, since it’s still January 1st as I type, I just wanted to share the unexpected and incredible cool festival we enjoyed today in the Old Town.

No better way to cure a hangover town comes to my mind.

Lauland Blogmanay Edinburgh 2014 [800x600]Introducing it like a game where you have to gather nine different flags, we couldn’t resist the tease and were introduced in the world of Scot:Lands immediately ( instead of having a much-needed rest ). And so it began our journey throughout Edinburgh’s Old Town that took us through nine different venues showcasing the best in art, music and theatre.

From a paper fight in a church to a traditional Ceilidh dance, there was room for the unexpected and fresh. A vast program where the performances and happenings kept going for almost four hours. Whether it was joining a Drumming Group or chilling in the candle-lit and atmospheric Old St. Paul’s Church while listening to the brilliant sounds brought by the Found Collective ( in New:Found:Land, our absolute highlight of the day), we enjoyed ourselves and actually did something else than just party and sleep in as we usually do a day like today. HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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  1. Oliver

    Lovely impressions! Sounds like the perfect start into the new year indeed… I have been to a few of the venues myself and was impressed by the incredible diversity and the different aspects of celebrating culture. It’s gonna be quite an important year for Scotland and maybe having quite an impact on other countries in Europe, so let’s see.
    Btw, interesting to see that you even made it the Loony Dook on New Year’s Day. I suppose it has been a short night and a long day for you… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Inma

      Nice point, Oliver! We simply couldn’t stay still with so many cool things happening during Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations ๐Ÿ™‚
      Glad you also enjoyed Scot:Lands!

  2. Samuel Jeffery

    We only made it to WANDER:LAND unfortunately. It looks like we certainly missed out on a lot. It was great meeting you and Jose! Hope we can meet up again soon – maybe in Spain this spring.

    • Inma

      Samuel! No, you didn’t! I mean, you did a bit but enjoying one in full is also great and we couldn’t stop that much at every one of the venues if we wanted to see them all.
      Anyway, let us know and let’s meet in Spain! Yihaa Can’t wait ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Audrey

    Well done making it to all the venues! I only got as far as Wander:Land and lingered there a bit too long. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It was pretty cool how they incorporated choirs, dance, a pipe organ, and then the interactive aspect with the paper fight.

    • Inma

      No time enough to enjoy them all properly! So I guess you did the right thing and just enjoyed that one! Btw, one of the best! Those kids were having so much fun fighting with paper in a church! How cool is that? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Angie

    Sounds awesome! I was there last year and, although it was a different event, the concept was similar – discovering Scotland’s culture through unexpected shows in venues across the Old Town. It was a great way to kick off the year!

    Un saludo!

    • Inma

      Definitely! Interacting with the city and culture in such a special way and date was something we’ll remember for a long time ๐Ÿ˜€

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