What: Hogmanay

Where: Edinburgh, Scotland

When: December 31

Just like carrots and peas, rum and Coke, and Posh and Becks — Edinburgh and a giant New Year’s party seem to go together quite nicely.

While the origins of the word Hogmanay are shrouded in mystery (it’s basically a traditional Scottish term for New Year’s Eve) in today’s language it has come to symbolise the mother of all celebrations.

There are parties throughout Scotland, but the biggest is in Edinburgh.

It’s now so massive it has become a full-on organised event (not unlike a one-day music festival) for which you have to buy a ticket.

While that’s a hassle, the upside is there’ll be plenty of stuff to see and do.

A £10 ticket gets you entry and entertainment from Glasvegas and Hot Chip, while for £37.50 you can see Groove Armada and Paolo Nutini.

There are also separate events for families, and fans of ’70s disco, and for those that want a (slightly) more traditional shindig, the Glayva Ceilidh in the Gardens features Celtic music with a twist.

See www.edinburghshogmanay.org