It's a tradition that endures as campanologists ring in the New Year changes.

The Scottish Association of Change Ringers is dedicated to marking the end of the year with bells.

An SACR spokesperson said: "There are ten bells with the heaviest bell - the Tenor - weighing 32 cwt - hundred weight - dating from 1901.

"Rather than tunes, we ring changes and methods in a style called ‘full-circle’ ringing

"There are 20 towers with ringing bells in Scotland and we form the SACR.

"We welcome everyone and are willing to teach anyone of any age or faith over 12 and as long as they can make it up the stairs.

"We ring for services and civic occasions but mostly for fun."