Published On: Sun, Dec 30th, 2012

Doing Hogmanay


Hogmanay might be cancelled in George’s Square, but that doesn’t mean the party is.  So if you find yourselves at a loose end, here’s the Hard Copy guide to the city’s best bash.

Not a stone throw away from the iconic location lays another square hosting its very own party. Merchant Square celebrations will be led by radio DJs, Gina McKie and Colin McArdle. They will be joined by aerial dancers and live music from Funk Nation and the Paul McKenna Band.

Tickets can be bought from Merchant’s Square’s surrounding pubs, which will be open for business on the night. This choice will provide a street party atmosphere with indoor heat.

If all this isn’t tempting enough confetti cannons and a balloon prize drop, make the £20 ticket a worth –while spend.

 For those of the West End persuasion, Ashton lane also has a street party. With a similar choice of venues all opening their doors, entertainment ranges from club nights to Ceilidh bands.

Top this off with fireworks to remember and £25 a ticket doesn’t seem too pricey.  To grab yours visit the Tickets Scotland or Grosvenor Café website.

However, if you want a break from the rain head down to Boteco Brazilian Bar, in Trongate. Its salsa dancing, Revellion Menu, and Havana Bar will wash away those winter blues. With party tickets starting at £5 and festive dinner included for £30, book your seat at Boteco’s website.

But if you like to embrace the darkness of winter, why not join Club Noir at Classic Grande. With burlesque, pole dancing, and live music it promises to be a feast for the eyes and ears. The night also includes a balloon drop and fancy dress, so tickets are bound to sell out at £20. To book yours visit Ticket Scotland site.

If dressing up isn’t your thing, why not celebrate with the Common People DJs at the Flying Duck. With 90s hits and bingo in the BIG room it offers light relief from the stress of Christmas.

Not a nineties child, never fear, Flying Duck’s kitchen bar will don ‘60s theme, with Freakbeats and other DJs seeing you to the bells.

Tickets gain you entry into both rooms, and are £10 from The Flying Duck, Arches or Ticket Scotland websites.

So whatever you do this New Year’s Eve don’t stay in!