Hogmanay celebrations undeterred by Storm Dylan

Published on : Monday, January 1, 2018

Hogmanay-celebrationsA large number of people are assembling in Edinburgh while Hogmanay celebrations are underway.


Earlier there was some concern that Storm Dylan might be threatening events that were scheduled to take place to usher in the new year.


The Met Office had issued warnings in this regard.


There were some power outages and travel disruption as well as high winds battered various portions of Scotland.


The stormy conditions had subsided organizers of events in the Scottish who were promised the ‘best party ever’. ‘Underbelly’ has been producing the event for the first time mentioned that the event would comprise some live music, street entertainment, DJs and the ‘ultimate fireworks display’ from Edinburgh Castle.


Fireworks was launched from castle around 21.00, 22.00 and 23.00 in a countdown to midnight.


And during the initial nine minutes of 2018, soundscaped fireworks display had entertained the audience. Before the events unfolded in Edinburgh, Police Scotland had urged revelers not to be alarmed by the presence of armed police.


In the other parts of Scotland the celebrations included a street party at Schoolhill in Aberdeen that featured live music from the Mersey Beatles and the Banjo Lounge  before a ‘spectacular’ fireworks display from His Majesty’s Theatre rooftop at midnight.


Earlier on Sunday police had shut down a portion of Princes Street in Edinburgh to pedestrians for a few hours after a part of a stage was blown over in the high winds.


As Storm Dylan tore across central and southern parts of Scotland there were power outages that was caused by trees on the lines. The Met Office had also mentioned that a strong gust of wind measuring nearly 76 mph was recorded at Port Ellen on Islay.


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