Up and down the country preparations are being made....the party has started early in Edinburgh with the streets alight and visitors already enjoying the fair....bonfires are being built in towns ready for the Hogmanay torchlight processions and dances are being practiced for the biggest ceilidh of the year.
But it's not all partying. Lots of people come to Scotland to get away from the excesses of the holiday season and just want to find somewhere to relax. The winter is a magical time of year to be in any part of the country, especially with the first dustings of snow on the mountain tops.
For those that really want to get away from it all, this B&B in the heart of the Highlands is the perfect place to be. Wouldn't you rather be looking at this on your New Years Day walk? 3 Nights from £260, 2 Nights from £182 View Listing
Brae House - Aberfeldy, PerthshireBrae House is a beautiful property overlooking the River Tay in the centre of Perthshire. Walking, Mountains and beautiful scenery are right on the doorstep for that perfect New Year getaway. Head to Pitlochry to bring in the New Year. 3 Nights from £335, 2 Nights from £250 View Listing
Waters Edge Cottage - Loch LomondWhat could be better than waking up on the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond on the first day of 2016? Waters Edge Cottage is in the wonderfuly named 'Duck Bay' in Alexandria on the banks of the Loch. 3 Nights from £270, 2 Nights from £180 View Listing
Spean Lodge Country House, Spean BridgeIn the very heart of the Highlands you can find Spean Lodge. It's just what you imagine when you think of a New Year break in a country house in the Highlands. 3 Nights from £405, 2 Nights from £270 View Listing
Newton Farm - AngusHow about spending time on a working farm for the new year? Newton Farm provides a great getaway where you can visit all the animals and take a tour of the farm...a real antidote to the Christmas excess. 2 Nights from £200 View Listing
Highland View - Nr Glencoe, The HighlandsHow would you like to wake up next to this wonderful view on New Years Day? The appropriately named Highland View offers one of the most stunning vistas of any of our B&Bs looking out over mountains and Loch Linnhe 3 Nights from £250. 2 Nights from £170 View Listing
Leanach Farm - CullodenA new year break at Leanach Farm offers the best of both worlds, a quiet country break on a working sheep farm, but, you can also get to Inverness in 6 miles and attend a super New Years party in the city centre! 3 Nights from £270, 2 Nights from £180 View Listing
Sunnyside B&B - Nr AllowayWhere better to celebrate the New Year than in the birthplace of the man who wrote the soundtrack for New Year, Robert Burns. Sadly the museum is closed over New Year, but you can enjoy a pleasant walk on the beach on New Years Day as it is only a short distance from Sunnyside 2 Nights from £153 Visit Listing
Tips for a Good New Year in Scotland
- Be sure to speak to your B&B host before you arrive to see what is happening in their area. Some events might be ticket only and it would be a shame if you arrived and could not attend something you have set your heart on
- Many shops, museums and restaurants in Scotland close on the 1st AND 2nd of January. Speak to your host who will be able to help you find places to eat and things to do.
- If relying on public transport, make sure you check times and availability on the two bank holidays (1st and 2nd January)
- Make sure to book as soon as you can as these B&Bs won't be available for much longer!
- Whatever you do, be sure to wish everyone a Happy New Year!