Free NightBus service for Hogmanay party animals

Organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay have once again teamed up with premium drinks company, Diageo, Lothian Buses and Essential Edinburgh to provide a Free Hogmanay NightBus Service to get revellers home after the city’s world famous celebrations.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, which is produced by Unique Events on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council, will welcome 75,000 revellers to the Street Party, Concert in the Gardens and the Old Town Ceilidh on 31 December.

The Free Hogmanay NightBus Service, supported by Diageo and provided by Lothian Buses, will operate from 00:20am to 04:00am on Friday 1 January from the city centre to a range of destinations. Get the full details of the free Hogmanay buses.

The service is running as part of the Join the Pact global responsible drinking initiative from Johnnie Walker which has secured over one million personal commitments from people across the world to never to drink and drive.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Edinburgh’s Festivals and Events Champion, said: “Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is the busiest night of the year in the city centre. After helping 75,000 people to see in the bells in spectacular style at our official celebrations, we want to help them get home. We are thankful for the support of Diageo and Lothian Buses who will make sure this happens.”

The three day Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival will start with the Torchlight Procession on Monday 30 December, when 10,000 torchbearers will parade from George IV Bridge to Calton Hill for a spectacular Son et Lumière fireworks finale.

The celebrations continue on 31 December with the world famous Street Party, Concert in the Gardens and the Old Town Ceilidh, featuring live music from Biffy Clyro, Maximo Park, Slaves and Idlewild among others.

On 1 January the brave can take a dip in the River Forth at the Stoats Loony Dook, while in Edinburgh’s Old Town there will be something for all the family at Scot:lands, a free festival within a festival, featuring the very best of Scottish music, spoken word and performance in 11 hidden locations around the city.

Tickets for Concert in the Gardens, the Candlelit Concert and places at the 30th Anniversary Stoats Loony Dook are already sold out. As of 16 December, tickets for the world famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party, the Old Town Ceilidh and torch vouchers for the Torchlight Procession can still be purchased.

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