Top 5 Hogmanay events in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Optimo, Subculture, Pet Shop Boys and The Stand's Hogmanay Hootfests among the best NYE events

Top 5 Hogmanay events in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Pet Shop Boys / Photo: Alasdair McClennan

Don’t fancy a night in with the Hootenanny on telly? Here are five other options to consider for Hogmanay

Optimo: Hogmanay

Masters of the New Year party, Optimo invite Golden Teacher along to bring in two oh one four. With Twitch and Wilkes organising the night, expect your 2013 to get a good send-off.
The Glue Factoryl, Glasgow, 11pm,


See in the bells at the Subbie, in the company of DJ Andy Weatherall (who is incidentally an ex music journalist, who sometimes wrote under the penname Audrey Witherspoon, don't you know).
Sub Club, Glasgow, 10pm,

Pet Shop Boys

The former assistant editor of Smash Hits (that’s Neil Tennant, fact fans) and Chris Lowe bring their deadpan, yet hi-NRG synth-pop to the capital.
Concert in the Gardens, West Princes Street Gardens, 9pm, £40 (gardens only),

Hogmanay Hoot fest!

Lively up the last hours of 2013 in the company of some stand-ups: Mark Nelson, Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe III and friends perform in Glasgow, while Ro Campbell, Jo Caulfield and guests take care of your funny bone in Edinburgh.
The Stand, Glasgow and Edinburgh, 9pm,

Ruth Ewan: Observers' Walks

One for teetotallers or crowd avoiders, and it won’t cost you a penny; oversee the fireworks with a guided audio tour. Ruth Ewan and Astrid Johnston have made a downloadable audio guide to Calton Hill and its environs – listen as you explore.
Calton Hill, Edinburgh, 11pm,


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