Thousands attended the world-famous fireballs procession welcoming the New Year in Stonehaven – one of the highlights in Scotland’s calendar year, believed to have originated in the 19th century.
Following musical performances, the fireballs were lit welcoming the midnight bells, reports The Press & Journal.
A 50-strong procession saw participants swing the fireballs over their heads as they marched along Stonehaven’s High Street.
Following a laps of the street, the fireballs were then taken down to the harbour and thrown in the water to be extinguished.
A closing fireworks display then brought the celebration to a spectacular close, providing a fitting finale for the thousands that attended one of the North East’s most iconic celebrations.
Share your thoughts
Leave us a comment on facebook.