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.
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.
“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.
Service: Events | Hires
Sector: Local Authority
Completion: January 2014
Location: Edinburgh, Stirling, Inverness
Client: Unique Events
“We have worked with Black Light on a number of projects and have always enjoyed their professional and organised manner of helping us with our creative needs. They have been quick to respond to our queries and have been very willing to go the extra mile to find solutions to lighting questions. We would recommend this team to anyone.”
Eileen Hall Creative Director, Kindness Lane
“The Royal Bank 100 Women events were a huge success and we could not have done it without Black Light. Thomas and the guys felt like an extension of our team and did an amazing job turning our creative vision into a reality. The Black Light planning and execution process was flawless, and I look forward to working with the team again soon!”
Tara D’Agostino Account Manager, Royal Bank of Scotland, 100 Women
“The team at Black Light produced a truly spectacular evening and exceeded all our expectations – the lighting, sound and effects were nothing short of professional. Not a bad experience throughout, they’re our go-to for production. Thank you for all your hard work!”
Scott Mcnicol Event Organiser, The Infamous DRAFP Ball
“We loved working with Black Light, they absolutely shared our vision and helped bring it to life. The room looked incredible!”
Fiona Watson Account Executive, The Spa at The Principal Launch