Thousands set to arrive for Hogmanay celebrations

Hogmanay in Edinburgh
Hogmanay in Edinburgh

A record number of revellers are due to fly into Edinburgh Airport to take part in a range of world famous New Year events.

The Loony Dook in South Queensferry is just one of the local attractions, along with the Hogmanay celebrations in the capital.

Over 75,000 people are scheduled to arrive, which is an increase of around 4000 on last year.

Councillor Frank Ross, economy convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “Tens of thousands of visitors from 70 countries will join us for our world class Hogmanay celebrations.

“The continued popularity of the capital’s winter festivals, including the New Year’s Day Loony Dook at South Queensferry, translates into positive economic benefits for our hotels, retail sector and transport links.

“I hope that all of our visitors experience a fantastic New Year with us.”