There are many times that remind me why I love living in Edinburgh, and New Years Day was one of them. While trying to get over my hangover I read about Your Lucky Day as part of the Edinburgh Hogmanay celebration, and thought it might be something cool to do in order to sort out my head!
We started at the National Museum of Scotland to collect our lucky dice, the idea is you roll them, the number you got relates to a card which has a location on it, all in the Old Town. You get to the location, enjoy whatever there was on offer (they were all surprises) and then roll again!
During our 3 hour mystery tour round the old town, we ended up at Greyfriars Kirk for a Ceilidh, St Giles Cathedral for a performance by two singers, an exhibition at the City Art Centre, a band playing at The Tron, Old St Pauls Church on Jeffery Street, The Storytelling Centre and finally a Rockabilly Hoe-Down at the Roxy. We also visited Lady Luck – The Cult of Fortuna at the museum, hopefully bringing us luck in 2013!
The finale of the event was a Street Spectacular called ‘Big Bang’ by the Plasticien Volants on Buccleuch Place. The street was closed off and hundreds of people turned out for this display. Lights, music and large inflatables entertained the crowds for 45 minutes. What a great way to welcome in the new year!
Sadly we did miss one or two spots due to time, but it was a great afternoon out visiting places on our doorstep that we have never been to!