We're full of ideas and inspiration to help you celebrate Hogmanay in style, whether you're in Scotland or south of the border. Try our twists on tradition, and mix things up when it comes to the drinks too. You'll also find nibbles for the First Footing, and ideas for your 1st January family roasts. 




New Year Food Ideas

Try our twists on tradition, mix things up with a cocktail or two, and cook up a delicious family roast to bring in 2019.


Bruschetta Brunch

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Sweet Bruschetta Brunch

Enjoy brunch with a twist, and bruschetta with a refreshing, sweet fig and marzipan topping that's ideal for treating friends and family.

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Chilli Cheese Macaroni

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Chilli Cheese Macaroni Pies

Tuck into a platter of bitesize mac and cheese 'muffin pies' with a kick - great for parties, kids teas and movie nights with friends

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Haggis & Mustard Bites

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Haggis and Mustard Bites

Rich, tasty haggis mixed with sharp wholegrain mustard wrapped in flaky pastry. A savoury treat that will keep you and your party guests fed and happy.

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Smokey Fish Cakes

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Smokey Fish Cakes

Take a twist on tradition and celebrate in style with these smoked, curry fishcakes. The perfect bitesize addition to your party buffet.

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New Year Drinks & Cocktails

Mix up a G&T with a difference, enjoy a Martini with friends and toast 2019 at midnight with a fruity Prosecco.





Where Does The Word 'Hogmanay' Come From?

As with many traditions, lots of stories are claimed as the origin of Hogmanay. Some believe the word (just like lots of the day's traditions) started out as a Viking custom. The Scandinavian word for the feast enjoyed just before 'Yule' – the celebration of the passing of the shortest day – was known as 'Hoggo-nott', according to  Rampant Scotland. 'Hoog min dag' is Flemish for 'great love day', and the Gaelic for 'new morning' is 'oge maiden', and the French phrase 'Homme est né' means "Man is born".

All of these make sense - but whatever you believe and however you're celebrating this year's Hogmanay on 31st December, we'll do our very best to help you make it unforgettable.