The Project

The Hogmanay celebrations that took place around Scotland in 2013/14 were some of the most spectacular ever seen. We supplied lighting equipment to the three key celebration locations: Edinburgh, Stirling and Inverness. In the capital, we supplied equipment to every one of the numerous Hogmanay stages that provide entertainment to the world-famous Street Party. Our main focus was, however, on ‘The Keilidh’ and ‘Rewinder’ stages, where revellers danced through the night. We also lit up the National Monument – the location for the traditional Torchlight Procession, which launches the 3-day celebrations (for which we also supplied lighting and production support).

A major part of the Hogmanay celebrations were the ‘Homecoming Hogmanay’ events. We supplied the “Super Big” lights needed to bring this spectacular vision to life in Edinburgh, Stirling and Inverness, creating ‘Saltires in the Sky’ across the country.

Key Project Steps

  • Working to a brief provided by Unique Events.
  • Sourced and demo’d products for the client.
  • Used our experienced crew to deliver each specific lighting project to the required high standard.

Key Challenges

The key challenges that our team overcame in this project included tight deadlines and the logistical challenge of getting significant amounts of kit to multiple locations at a busy time of the year. At all of the locations, our team also had to deal with the challenge of working in and around some of Scotland’s most important historic monuments.

Client Feedback

“Thanks for all your hard work in ensuring Homecoming Hogmanay elements all went as planned, please pass on my thanks to all your team – we were very happy with the event.” Sharon Burgess, Unique Events Ltd.

Hogmanay Homecoming

Service: Events | Hires
Sector: Local Authority

Completion: January 2014
Location: Edinburgh, Stirling, Inverness
Client: Unique Events

Kit List:

  • Robe Moving Heads – 12 MMX, 6 MMX Blades,18 Pointe, 24 LED Beam 100, 30 Cityskape 48s
  • 16 Sunstrips
  • 10 Zap Lighting Superbigs
  • 10 Zap Lighting Mini Bigs
  • 28 Studio Due City Colour LEDS
  • 12 Studio Due Easy Colours
  • A variety of lighting desks including: ETC Gio, ETC Ion, Avolites Titan Mobile, Chamsys MQ100 (each site had back-up consoles).