Matt and I were in Scotland for a couple of days over New Year’s. Before seeing the fireballers in Stonehaven for Hogmanay, we decided to spend the day exploring Stonehaven and checking out Dunnottar Castle.
It was cold and windy but we walked all the way from Stonehaven to the castle along the beautiful coastline.
I spent New Years Eve 2014 in Scotland to see a very curious custom: the fireball parade in Stonehaven.
Stonehaven is a little village near Aberdeen and it seemed like the whole village plus a few tourists gather to see the fireballers at midnight. The idea is that the fire burns the bad spirits of the old year to make space for fresh spirits of the new year.