It’s a well-established fact that the Scottish love a party, and nowhere else is this more apparent than the capital during New Year. No one is quite sure where the word ‘Hogmanay’ comes from or what it originally meant – but one thing’s for sure, the fun starts in one year and continues well into the next.

There are so many individual New Years’ traditions throughout Scotland, it would take all day to list them all, but Edinburgh always strives to throw the biggest party. The celebrations start with a huge concert in front of Edinburgh Castle, featuring a line-up of A-list performers from Scotland and around the world. There’s a street party, a torchlight procession and a New Year’s Ball… and if you’re feeling strong enough the next day, you can always join hundreds of revellers for a swim in the freezing waters of the River Forth – known (quite rightly) as the ‘Loony Dook’.

New Year in Edinburgh is an experience you won’t want to miss – and one that you’ll certainly wish to share and there’s no better way to do this than with a GO-SIM international SIM card. It comes with a UK number, making it easier to coordinate with friends in the crowd, and with rates of 56c to call Australia and 47c per MB for data, sharing your adventures with the folks back home couldn’t be easier.

So should auld acquaintances be forgot… remember to give them a call on your international SIM card!

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