Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party has been cancelled off after the Scottish Government confirmed plans for strict caps on numbers at all large events, with the exception of weddings and funerals.
Pubs and restaurants will also be expected to reintroduce one metre physical distancing between separate groups of customers and to reinstate table service only to prevent crowding at bar areas.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, outlining the plans at the Scottish Parliament today, also urged the public to keep Christmas Day gatherings “as small as family circumstances allow” adding: “Make sure everyone does a test shortly before getting together. Anyone who tests positive should not mix with others.
1/3 It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay programme for 2021. pic.twitter.com/WUNz9CBKnl
— Edinburgh's Hogmanay (@edhogmanay) December 21, 2021