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New Year's Eve 2017: Crowds gather as celebrations begin

03:41 Mon Jan 01, 2018


A torchlight procession marked the start of Edinburgh's three-day Hogmanay festival

Taken from/By: BBC News
Report by: BBC News

Revellers across the UK are bidding farewell to 2017 and seeing in the new year with parties, fireworks and fizz.

More than 100,000 ticketholders are expected to watch London’s midnight firework show from the banks of the River Thames.

Big Ben will also chime to welcome in the new year having been turned back on part way through restoration work.

Meanwhile, Hogmanay in Edinburgh is also going ahead, despite 76mph winds hitting part of Scotland on Sunday.

Up to 150,000 people were expected in Edinburgh, despite earlier concerns that Storm Dylan might threaten events.

Rag’n’Bone Man is headlining the Concert in the Gardens, with The Human League among the acts taking to the street party stages.

A soundscaped fireworks display over the castle will entertain the audience for the first nine minutes of 2018.



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