Tens of thousands of revellers have brought in the New Year bells at Edinburgh’s world famous Hogmanay street party.
Locals and visitors from across the globe flooded Princes Street and the surrounding area to give 2015 a warm Scottish welcome.
Fireworks were set off every hour from 9pm to add to the excitement, and revellers were entertained by the Hot Dub Time Machine DJ set.
Featuring a hit from each year since 1950 and broadcast on six massive screens around Princes Street, it was a popular addition to this year’s party programme.
An eclectic music line-up - including Edinburgh’s Young Fathers and Twilight Sad, folk star Eddi Reader and funk group Soul II Soul - got everyone in the party mood, while keen dancers enjoyed a fully-booked open-air ceilidh on the Mound.
Pop star Lily Allen headlined the sold-out Concert in the Gardens - pausing for the midnight countdown and spectacular fireworks display to welcome the new year - while alternative headliners Twin Atlantic kept the party going on the Waverley Stage.
Revellers were relieved that the weather stayed dry, said it was an atmosphere like no other. The dramatic fireworks - set off from both Calton Hill and Edinburgh Castle - were a highlight for many party-goers.
It was the first Edinburgh Hogmanay for Karen Wroughton from Nottingham.
The 47-year-old said: “It’s fantastic. It’s everything I expected. It’s such a welcoming, celebratory atmosphere - it’s hard to explain.”
And Anthony Behan, from Sheffield, said he enjoyed Lily Allen’s light-hearted set.
Mr Behan, 32, said: “I’m having a great time. The fireworks were amazing. It’s my first time here at Hogmanay and it’s fantastic.”
Police praised the behaviour of revellers.
Chief Superintendent Mark Williams, Edinburgh Policing Commander, said: “Edinburgh has once again set the standard for a spectacular start to the New Year. It’s been a fantastic night and the vast majority of people have enjoyed themselves responsibly.
“There were only three arrests at the street party and those were for minor public order offences such as breach of the peace.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very safe and peaceful 2015.”