Scots will do anything to socialize with others and dogs will the pack.
While Hogmanay is filled with parties -street and indoors- for mostly humans, New Year’s Day concludes the events with Dogmanay. Yup, that’s right. Fuzzy faces that are either Alaskan Malamute, Samoyed, or Siberian Huskie team up to compete in dog racing on grass. They pull three-wheeled rigs round a set route on the grounds of the Holyrood Palace vying for first place.
This is definitely suitable for the whole family -except the cat.
It did rain and we thoughtfully brought the umbrella, but the landscape was gorgeous. An eventual mist took over Arthur’s Seat (an extinct volcano) making photography an interesting challenge. The Palace Grounds, like any other lawn, were exceptionally green with all of the rain and responded like crushed velvet.