Hogmanay's roots reach back to ancient practises of sun and fire worship in mid-winter. When John Knox banned the celebration of Christmas in Scotland during the Reformation, Hogmanay became the chance for Scots to really let their hair down.
Celebrations in Dufftown start in the early evening with a ceilidh in the Commercial Hotel and a Party in the Royal British Legion. Festivities reach a climax at midnight in the Square when free drams and shortbread are handed out (courtesy of Glenfiddich and Walkers).
7.30pm - til late
Tickets GBP6 per person - available from the Commercial Hotel Dufftown Tel: 01340 820313
For more details contact 01340 820425
Late morning of New Years Day the Dufftown Juvenile Society will hold the Boys Walk. Led by the Pipe Band they march round the town stopping a various places for refreshments. An old tradition which is followed by the Boys Ball in the evening. For more details click onto:
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