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18th July


Step across our threshold
And join our rebellion
against the darkness of winter.

Because this is not the end of a year,
but the beginning of a new.

And we will shake the whole of Scotland  
as we gather to ring it in,
and run the twelvemonth's length again.

We will not settle.
We will be seen.
We will be heard.
We will sleep when we are dead.

We will clasp the hands of every stranger,
Because this belongs to all of us.
This is our New Year.
This is ‘the’ New Year.

We’ll leave as beacons, shining lights
That say to the world:

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.
It’ll leave its mark.

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