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Celebrate New Years Eve the Scottish Way - Hogmanay

By December 30, 2013

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As midnight strikes expect the strains of Auld Lang Syne, toasts to health, bagpipes playing and the custom of First Footing at a true and proper Hogmanay, the Scottish celebration of New Years Eve - no-one celebrates the eve quite like the Scots.

Hogmanay food includes all the traditional foods of Scotland so expect to find warm hearty dishes as befits the season. Haggis will make an appearance but expect to find classics such as a Cock-a-Leekie Soup, and most certainly a hefty Steak Pie with a side dish of either Rumbledethumps or delicious Tatties and Neeps.

For the sweet-toothed Shortbread is always eaten at Hogmanay and sometimes served with cheese and there will most certainly be Scottish Cranachan - toasted oatmeal, Scottish raspberries and cream, or a Tipsy Laird Trifle which is not unlike a classic trifle but doused in whisky, not sherry.

However you celebrate, here's wishing you a happy and prosperous new year!
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