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Revellers hit Edinburgh as Hogmanay party starts

The party was underway in Edinburgh well before the stroke of midnight as thousands gathered to celebrate Hogmanay.

Fireworks were being let off as early as 9.30pm as up to 80,000 people lined the streets of the Scottish capital for the world-famous event.

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Scottish singer Paolo Nutini along with The Charlatans, Fatherson and Be Charlotte will be performing later tonight.

Celebrations began last night in the city with a torchlight parade through the historic Old Town led by 30 Up Helly Aa Vikings from Shetland and four pipe bands.

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