So Edinburgh’s ‘Hogmanay bosses’ want to extend the Capital’s celebrations to the end of January
“We believe Hogmanay should not just be a three-day event,” they declare. After all, “January becomes a really dark, quiet month in Edinburgh.”
Darkness? Peace? Quiet? Who’d want any of these kind of things?
Charlie Wood and Ed Bartlam of Underbelly sound like the kind of frenetic funsters who buy their Christmas cards in July and keep their paper hats on throughout the office party. The kind of neighbours you wouldn’t want to invite round for a drink in case they never left the house.
Still, they’re clearly helping the council achieve its ambition of turning Edinburgh into the Duracell bunny of the city break circuit, as one observer put it.
It’s just a shame for those of us who still live here.
DJ Young, India Street, Edinburgh,