31 Dec 2018

Stonehaven Fireball Festival

This celebration of Scotland’s Hogmanay is steeped in tradition and can be traced back more than 100 years. Around 45 local folk walk up the High Street at the first stroke of midnight from the Old Town Clock, swinging massive balls of flame around their heads. The fireballs are extinguished in spectacular fashion as they are hurled into the harbour, and then the New Year is celebrated with fireworks and a party.