The end is NYE

There are few things that define the Scots race more than Hogmanay. But does anyone else think it somewhat ironic that New Year’s Eve is the one day we choose to celebrate like there’s no tomorrow?

If you are mental enough to abandon the comfort, safety and queue-free environment of your toasty warm home, there’s a wide variety of live music to watch while you sip tepid beer from a plastic glass.

In the capital, Edinburgh have a bit of everything. Their main Concert in the Garden event hosts ned favouritesKASABIAN as well as dodgy disco from CALVIN HARRIS and local heroes IDLEWILD. The nearby Waverley Stage will see KING CREOSOTE play in the shadows of his Castle, with lad band wannabes FIGURE 5 in tow.

Glasgow boasts an all-Scottish affair for their main attractions, with Dryburgh upstarts THE VIEW headlining at George Square with support from Bishopbriggs chanteuse AMY MACDONALD. So plenty of louts and pouts there then. If you prefer to get your kicks indoors, head to the ABC for their electro night of BIS and ERRORS.

2 MANY DJ’S clearly want to milk the occasion for all it’s worth as they are doing their thing at the Colours club night at both Edinburgh and Glasgow – and you’ll have to spend more than £40 for the privilege of hearing theSoulwax duo play other people’s records.

Aberdeen has gone for TRAVIS and SANDI THOM. An easy night for the cops there then.

And finally, Stirling bagged THE PROCLAIMERS. Hopefully, the punters won’t give Charlie Reid a hard time after he was exposed in the News of the World. Watch out, ladies.

See you in 2008, pop kids!

4 Amy MacdonaldCaledonia
b George Square, Glasgow
4 Bis – Eurodisco
b ABC, Glasgow
4 Calvin Harris – The Girls (Radio edit)
b Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
4 Errors – Mr Milk
b ABC, Glasgow
4 Figure 5 – Bone Idle
b Waverley Stage, Edinburgh
b Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
4 KasabianClub Foot
b Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
4 King Creosote – Home In A Sentence
b Waverley Stage, Edinburgh
2 MANY DJ’Sb The Arches, Glasgow and City Nightclub, Edinburgh
4 The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
b Stirling Castle, Stirling
4 The View – Don’t Look Back Into The Sun (The Libertines cover)
b George Square, Glasgow
4 Travis – Blue Flashing Light
b Castlegate, Aberdeen

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