Hogmanay - The True Story

  |  Buy to Own: 13/10/2008
  |  40 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Jimmy Reid delves into the origins of the Scottish celebration of Hogmanay, which has its roots in religious festivals and ancient rituals intended to lure the sun back as it fell lower and lower in the winter sky. Traditions from around Scotland are featured including the first foot, the clootie dumpling, the fireballs of Stonehaven, the torches of Comrie, the bonfire at Biggar and Up-Helly-Aa, Shetland's Viking festival.