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Looks like more traditions are to change yet again. First of all they changed Christmas to Winterfest and now Hogmanay won't happen. This year there will be no New Year's Eve party in George Square.

Instead the City Council have decided that there will be a family friendly event with "music, ceilidh dancing and curling on the George Square ice rink." It will finish at 10 p.m.

Apparently the party didn't represent good value for money and they are looking at ways of providing "the bast bang for every Glasgow buck".

Maybe they think folk missed Christmas as apparently there's a slogan ""Glasgow Loves Christmas" and apparently it loves Hogmanay too.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-14340336

Hope everyone doesn't hightail it through to Princes Street to bring in the Bells.

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Looks like more traditions are to change yet again. First of all they changed Christmas to Winterfest and now Hogmanay won't happen. This year there will be no New Year's Eve party in George Square.

Instead the City Council have decided that there will be a family friendly event with "music, ceilidh dancing and curling on the George Square ice rink." It will finish at 10 p.m.

Apparently the party didn't represent good value for money and they are looking at ways of providing "the bast bang for every Glasgow buck".

Maybe they think folk missed Christmas as apparently there's a slogan ""Glasgow Loves Christmas" and apparently it loves Hogmanay too.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-14340336

Hope everyone doesn't hightail it through to Princes Street to bring in the Bells.

Puir ridiculous! Aye, they'll hightail it tae Edinburgh. No happy aboot this.

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This is about getting back to the original spirit of Hogmanay.

Going to the pub, getting rat bottomed, falling out with people, getting the jail, going to court and being fined - just like yer faither.

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This is about getting back to the original spirit of Hogmanay.

Going to the pub, getting rat bottomed, falling out with people, getting the jail, going to court and being fined - just like yer faither.

You clearly had an interesting childhood.

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George Square returned to the people without having to buy a ticket

I could be returned to the people up till the time it closes down at 10 p.m. when most families would want to head home and bring in the Bells wi' their ain folk. Or is this custom dying out too?

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I could be returned to the people up till the time it closes down at 10 p.m. when most families would want to head home and bring in the Bells wi' their ain folk. Or is this custom dying out too?

why would need to close George Square?

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why would need to close George Square?

It won't close, samsc, but that's when the evening's entertainment stops.

Anyone wanting to keep the party going may need to consider the laws about consuming alcohol in public places.

I'm pretty sure there could be high quality live music provided whereby a Hogmanay Party does not run at a loss. Sums need to be done beforehand when you're organising an event and there's no shortage of musical talent in this town.

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It won't close, samsc, but that's when the evening's entertainment stops.

Anyone wanting to keep the party going may need to consider the laws about consuming alcohol in public places.

I'm pretty sure there could be high quality live music provided whereby a Hogmanay Party does not run at a loss. Sums need to be done beforehand when you're organising an event and there's no shortage of musical talent in this town.

ahhh right. George Square should be made an exempt zone, people will be encouraged to bring along instruments or their singing and dancing skills along with a wee libation and have a bloody good time with no organisers telling them where to stand and where not to go. The coonsul can provide a bank of portaloos. Return hogmanay to the people.

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I could be returned to the people up till the time it closes down at 10 p.m. when most families would want to head home and bring in the Bells wi' their ain folk. Or is this custom dying out too?

Is that what they call product placement?

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Is that what they call product placement?

No, it's what you call a question: Do people go out to street parties or bring in the Bells in their living room with friends?

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No, it's what you call a question: Do people go out to street parties or bring in the Bells in their living room with friends?

According to Felonious when he's DJ'd at New Year's Eve he still sees a number of people disappearing before the bells to get home and bring them in with family. I have suggested he improves his musical choices.

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According to Felonious when he's DJ'd at New Year's Eve he still sees a number of people disappearing before the bells to get home and bring them in with family. I have suggested he improves his musical choices.

Or just accept tradition. :)

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