Scottish TV personality Phil MacHugh joins Edinburgh Hogmanay line-up

Scottish TV and media personality Phil MacHugh has joined the line up of guest artists at this year Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations.

Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 5:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 5:39 pm
Phil MacHugh. Pic: James Gourlay.

The Edinburgh based TV anchor and Instagram personality, who was named one of "Scotland's Coolest" people, shared the excitement with his followers after it was announced that he will join hosts The Mac Twins live on stage at Princes Street festivities.

Glasgow-raised and Edinburgh-based, Phil is a native Gaelic speaker and comes from a family enriched with Scottish music, heritage and culture. With a vibrant TV career, Phil is a regular face on BBC Alba, STV, Channel 5 News, NBC’s ‘The Today Show’ and CNN News both as a presenter and guest.

Earlier this month its was revealed that Edinburgh's official Hogmanay party will be live streamed around the world on Facebook and YouTube for the first time.

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It means people around the world will be able to watch the street party live, as the BBC television coverage can only be seen in the UK.

Phil will recap the highlights of the decade from the street party's main stage alongside official event hosts The Mac Twins and the show will include excerpts from the Hogmanay in the Gardens concert headlined by Mark Ronson.

The multi-camera coverage will start at 7.30pm on December 31 and continue right up to the bells and beyond.

Phil is expected to be live from 7.50pm. Hosts will roam around the arena capturing songs from the music acts, the best of the street theatre, celebrity chats, meeting the audience as they get involved and sing their hearts out.

They will also be capturing the spectacular fireworks at midnight, set to a specially created soundtrack by headliner and global superstar Mark Ronson.

Phil said: "I am so proud to joining The Mac Twins at home in Edinburgh, on stage at the World's Largest Street Party.

"Edinburgh is a very special city during the festive season and Hogmanay has always been a big part of Scottish life so to be asked to take part is a huge honour.

"As a gaelic speaker and proud gael, I have fond memories of getting ready for the bells and enjoying 'a good old Ceilidh' with friends and family - it doesn't get much bigger than Edinburgh so I can't wait to get the celebrations underway as well as remind viewers of the decades highlights from Edinburgh and beyond."

Join Edinburgh Christmas and Hogmanay Facebook group to watch live from 19:30pm on Tuesday 31st December 2019.

Tune in at https://www.facebook.com/edinburghshogmanay/ Visit https://www.edinburghshogmanay.com for full Edinburgh's Hogmanay events and tickets information.