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...and how Glasgow's hosting Hogmanayday

Glasgow will host its own celebrations with a day of family events on Hogmanay.

Bagpipers, drummers and dancers will perform during the city's "Hogmanayday" between 12pm and 10pm on December 31.

The free event at George Square includes a giant ceilidh and stalls selling Scottish produce.

In previous years Glasgow hosted a traditional Hogmanay party similar to Edinburgh, with headline bands, but it was scrapped in 2011 because the city council said it was no longer providing value for money.

This year's event has acts from Commonwealth countries performing, marking Glasgow's hosting of the 2014 Games.

Council leader Gordon Matheson said: "Scotland is renowned the world over for celebrating Hogmanay in style. As the country's biggest city, about to enter our biggest year on the world stage, we are preparing for Hogmanayday: a special way to see out 2013.

"2014 promises to be all about the Commonwealth so we are seeing out an old year and eagerly anticipating the coming of a new one by adding a twist to our traditional Scottish celebrations.

"African drumming, Indian dancing, Caribbean music and Scottish ceilidh will combine to make for a wonderful party atmosphere."

External Affairs Minister Humza Yousaf said: "This year's Hogmanay celebrations reflect the diversity of both Glasgow and the Commonwealth.

"From ceilidh dancing in George Square to live Indian music in the heart of our city, I'm looking forward to bringing 2014 in with a bang."

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