The Origins, History and Traditions of Hogmanay

Posted on December 31st, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

‘Hogmanay the Terrible was a Celtic tyrant who employed haggis as a means of ridding himself of his enemies…’

We totally love these old newspaper stories about the origins of Hogmanay!

‘Hogmanay the Terrible’ and ‘St Hogmanay who accidentally invented the bagpipes and then journeyed to the Holy Land as a penance for it…’ – what’s not to love?

We can’t wait to share these wonderful stories with people at Hogmanay and New Year parties – roll on the bells!

newspaper report on the origins of Hogmanay

Hull Daily Mail – Tuesday 30 December 1930

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newspaper report on the origins of Hogmanay

Huddersfield Chronicle – Thursday 2 January 1890

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newspaper report on the origins of Hogmanay

Western Times – Friday 1 January 1926

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