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How Stereotypically Scottish Is Your New Year?

Hint: If you call it "New Year" instead of Hogmanay...not very.

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  1. Tick all the things you've ever done at New Year:

    Drunk whisky.
    Sung Auld Lang Syne.
    Sung Auld Lang Syne while linking arms with a random stranger.
    Got drunk in the street.
    Watched Hogmanay Live with Jackie Bird.
    Watched fireworks.
    Watched a weird parade.
    Attended a street party.
    Were so squashed at a street party you felt like you were being kettled.
    Set fire to something.
    Given someone a gift of coal.
    Been given a gift of coal.
    Watched a naff '80s or '90s band play live.
    Kissed someone you knew.
    Kissed a total stranger.
    Peed in the street.
    Been told off for peeing in the street.
    Gone to a friend's house party.
    Crashed a stranger's house party.
    Listened to bagpipes.
    First footed someone.
    Lost your shoes.
    Lost your coat.
    Lost your phone.
    Gone home with a stranger.
    Gone to a relative's house for a hungover New Year's Day dinner.
    Jumped into a river or the sea.
    Jumped up and down while listening to The Proclaimers.
    Gone to a ceilidh.
    Stayed out all night.
    Slept outside.
    Hidden booze in a soft drink bottle.
    Tried to call your mum/dad/loved one at midnight.
    Failed to get through because everyone else was doing it.
    Walked miles to get home.
    Had your plans cancelled by bad weather.
    Hugged a stranger.
    Talked to a stranger at length on public transport.
    Started drinking at lunchtime.
    Wore a kilt.
    Hugged a policeman.
    Peaked too soon and ended up passing out before midnight.
    Had a fight.
    Fell over.
    Failed to remember what actually happened at Hogmanay.
    Got lost.
    Had to be carried home.
    Had a one day hangover.
    Had a two day hangover.
    Were still hungover on Jan 4.

How Stereotypically Scottish Is Your New Year?

You definitely celebrate New Year rather than Hogmanay, probably with a nice cup of tea, a nap, and Jools Holland. You should book a trip to Scotland and find out what you're missing.

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You definitely like to have fun at New Year, but bear in mind that it isn't a fully fledged Hogmanay unless you hug a policeman, kiss a total stranger and get so drunk you forget the words to Auld Lang Syne.

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Och aye! You like to have a guid time at Hogmanay, and that's what it's all about. You dance, make merry, kiss strange people, talk to even stranger people, and drink until you can't remember what year it is. Well done! If you don't already live in Scotland, you should definitely move here.

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