When: Midnight, New Year’s Eve.
Where: Stonehaven High Street and Harbour
Admission: Free

Last year saw around 12,000 spectators watch 45 fireball swingers parade down the High Street at midnight, accompanied by bagpipers and performers, before casting the fireballs into the harbour on the stroke of midnight.

If you don’t want to drive or wait for the start of bus services the next morning (after 4am), you could book a room in Stonehaven.

For a relatively small town, it has quite a few places to stay. But book early because they are all likely to be full on New Year’s Eve