Hogmanay is the Scottish word for the last day of the old year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year in the Scottish manner.

Here we have put together 13 Hogmanay Quotes for your Scottish New Year’s Eve celebrations.

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Hogmanay Quotes for your New Year’s Eve celebrations

  • “Haud Hogmanay.” – Scots wish Happy New Year with this message to celebrate the end of the old year.
  • “May your troubles be less and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door. A wee message to say: Happy Hogmanay. Lang May Yer Lum Reek.”

The expression “lang may your lum reek” means “long may your chimney burn”, essentially meaning “long may you live”, according to The Scotsman.

Another more practical meaning translates to “may you always be prosperous enough to have fuel”.

  • “Lang may yer lum reek in yer ain wee hoose.”
  • “Keep calm take a cup o’ kindness for Auld Lang Syne.”
  • “Whit’s fur ye’ll no go by ye!” – What’s meant to happen will happen.
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Celebrate the New Year with the perfect passage

  • “On this Hogmanay… As you sing the inspiring melody of Auld Lang Syne… May your heart be filled with peace, hope and joy!”
  • “Keep calm and have a Happy Hogmanay.”
  • “Haste Ye Back! – Farewell saying meaning return soon.
  • “Haste Ye Back, we love you dearly. Call again you’re welcome here. May your days be free from sorrow, and your friends be ever near.”
  • “May the paths o’er which you wander, be to you a joy each day. Haste Ye Back we love you dearly. Haste Ye Back on friendship’s way.”
Members of the public take part in a torchlit procession through the streets of Edinburgh in Scotland on December 30, 2016, as the city begins to celebrate Hogmanay The procession is the opening event of Edinburghs Hogmanay 2016/17. Over 40,000 people are expected to throng the streets of the capital to watch the torch carriers as they illuminate the city, culminating in a breath-taking fireworks finale. / AFP / ANDY BUCHANAN (Photo credit should read ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

More Scottish sayings

  • “I’ll gie ye a skelpit lug!” – Translates to I’ll give you a slap on the ear.
  • “Skinny Malinky Longlegs!” –  Meaning a tall thin person.
  • “Speak o’ the Devil!” – Usually said when you have been talking about someone – they usually appear.

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