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Hogmanayday! party line-up unveiled

Hogmanayday Subway

Subway passengers got into the party spirit today, as Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) helped give Glasgow a sneak preview of the festivities planned for Hogmanay.

SPT Chair, Councillor George Redmond, was joined by Glasgow City Council leader Councillor Gordon Matheson and a troupe of dancers, musicians and storytellers to give commuters at Buchanan St Subway station a taste of events planned for Hogmanayday! The free, day-long celebration for family and friends is being held in George Square on December 31st.

The Subway is the easiest and quickest way to enjoy all Glasgow has to offer. So why not come to the party and then take a Shoogle home in time for the bells?”

SPT Chair, George Redmond

On the day, the Subway will run until 10.30pm to allow revellers to reach the party quickly and easily before heading home to see in the New Year with family and friends. The George Square party will be headlined by ceilidh band sensation Skippinish, and features a variety of bands, traditional dancers and pipers to help revellers enjoy the countdown to 2013.

Councillor Redmond said:

“Glasgow is fast becoming Scotland’s first city for celebrating Hogmanay, and this line-up is a real highlight of a spectacular programme of events over the festive season.

“The Subway is the easiest and quickest way to enjoy all Glasgow has to offer. So why not come to the party and then take a Shoogle home in time for the bells?”

Councillor Matheson added:

“Scotland is renowned the world over for celebrating Hogmanay in style and as the country’s biggest city we are preparing for Hogmanayday! – a sensational way to see out 2012. Young and old alike can enjoy superb music, ceilidh dancing, a range of family friendly activities, and the ever popular ice rink.

“The festivities in George Square provide families and friends with a free, fun event where we can come together and look back on the year’s highlights and look forward in anticipation to all that 2013 might bring. Hogmanayday! will be a great way to celebrate during the day while the city’s bars, restaurants, clubs and entertainment venues will take late night revellers through into 2013.”

For full details of the Hogmanayday! celebrations, visit the Glasgow Loves Christmas website.