Thats Right ……. finally it’s that time of the year when we say farewell to a great year gone bye – A year where Wild Navigator connected with many in the field of wildlife conservation, travel trade, social media and networking. To the closing stages of a great 2012, we look forward to the new year celebrations at our very own city of Edinburgh (Scotland) and welcoming 2013.
Edinburgh’s New Year celebration is world famous and called Hogmanay. Hogmanay is a Scottish word for the last day of the year and celebrations are carried out in a proper Scottish Manner. The festive city of Edinburgh takes part in one of the world’s largest new year street party along with events of live bands, Torch-light Procession, The Keilidh, Dogmonay & Loony Dook. Edinburgh gears up to welcome tourists from across the globe and show the world how a new year party is carried out in style.
Along with tourists this year, Edinburgh welcomes Influential International Travel Bloggers from the USA, Australia, Europe & Malaysia to join these celebrations with the UK & Scottish Travel Blogging Community on social media platforms such as twitter, Instagram to use and promote the Hashtag #Blogmanay - A perfect recipe of Travel Bloggers getting together at Hogmanay and calling their gathering Blogmanay
Leading to this New Year Celebrations, we will be taking part at the #Blogmanay Special – 7th Edinburgh Travel Tweetup at Skyscanners HQ on the 30th of December followed by the TorchLight Procession.
We will be part of the Travel Bloggers Community and join in the celebrations by using the twitter hashtag #Blogmanay on your New Year tweets.
The Year 2013 for Wild Navigator -
This coming year Wild Navigator is proud to be supporting the Year of Natural Scotland 2013.
The Year of Natural Scotland 2013 will focus on sustaining and building upon the momentum generated by Homecoming Scotland 2009 as we journey towards 2014. In 2013 the aim is to promote Scotland’s natural heritage as Natural Scotland.
The prime objectives for the Year of Natural Scotland 2013 is to:
- Create economic benefits.
- Enhance Scotland’s reputation as a place of outstanding natural beauty
- Increase awareness
- Promote Scotland’s Outdoors which are stunning & easily accessible
- Joint-working together / to place a role in supporting and enhancing nature-based tourism
Thanks to EventScotland who have developed 8 Pillars to cover Scotland’s vast wealth of Natural Beauty – Natural Landscapes, Historic Landscapes, Natural Larder, Green / Sustainable Tourism, Natural Playground, Flora & Fauna, Art in Nature and Nature in Cities.
Our journey commences after New Year courtesy of Haggis Adventures where, along with fellow travel bloggers, we will be setting off to the Highlands & the Isle of Skye for 3 days followed by a 2 day visit to St. Andrews (Courtesy of Visit St. Andrews) & a trip to Gleneagles and the Alexander House in the Hills of Perthshire. Our focus is to travel with the 8 pillars in mind, encompassing the wealth of Scotland’s Natural Beauty.
Wild Navigator would like to thank Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, EventScotland, VisitScotland, Edinburgh Tourism Action Group (ETAG), Festival Edinburgh, Haggis Adventures and Skyscanner for organising this event. We look forward to being a part of these events with fellow bloggers at Edinburgh’s #Blogmanay
Edinburgh Hogmanay pictures are all copyright and credited courtesy of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Press Office