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Peebles Hogmanay Torchlight Procession 2017

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Peebles Hogmanay Torchlight Procession 2017

The Peebles Hogmanay Torchlight Procession is back again for 2017! This Hogmanay, a magical parade of fire will shimmer its way through the beautiful streets of Peebles, bringing warmth and fun to the cold winter night.

Carry a torch for charity, and join us for a special start to the Hogmanay celebrations – it’s perfect for families, visitors – everyone! Proceeds go to charity.

There will also be a few food and drink stalls if you fancy a bite to eat or a warm drink.

Buy a voucher for your torch (£11) in advance online, then exchange it for the torch before the procession sets off. Torches can be collected from 3pm-6pm on Sunday 31 December, from Peebles High Street (near the Burgh Hall).

Sunday 31 December 2017, 6pm – 7:30pm approximately. The procession will depart soon after 6.30pm from Peebles High Street, and walk a route through Peebles. Assemble from 6pm (don't be late!), and torches will be lit shortly before the procession begins.

Please note:

Anyone can take part in the procession, but only those over 16 years of age can purchase a torch. Any child under 16 years old must be supervised at all times (we recommend that there's one adult supervisor per torch). We advise that children under eight years old should not carry torches, but are welcome to come along on the procession with their friends and families.

The torch will be similar to the one in this picture, and can only be purchased by those over 16.

We advise that children under eight years old should not carry torches. There is an option to purchase a large glowstick torch (similar to the one in this picture) for children under eight.

Safety warnings

- Please read all safety instructions carefully

- Torchlight Procession is an outdoor event using wax-based torches, please dress appropriately for the event and for a winter night in Scotland.

- Torchlight Procession is an incredibly safe event but we need participants to help maintain this. Please follow all safety instructions when carrying torches in this event.

- Torches are wax based (like a big candle), safety guards are supplied to protect carrier hands from dripping wax.

- Please note, when windy, wax and sparks from the torches can be blown onto clothing. Whilst easily removable (top tip – an iron and brown paper) please dress appropriately and do not carry torches if wearing delicate fabrics.

Spectators to the event are welcome but please DO NOT join the procession en-route or stand in front of the procession to take photographs.


How do I get my torch?
Print your email confirmation/voucher and take it to the torch pick up point on Peebles High Street between 3 and 6pm on the afternoon of the event, where you'll swap it for your torch/es.

Can my seven year old carry a torch?
Only children 8 or over can carry torches. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Can my 12 year old buy a torch?
Only people 16 years old or over can buy torches, but it's fine for children 8 or over to carry them. Adults can buy torches for children to carry but remain responsible for those children throughout the event.

Do we need to buy one torch each to take part?
No, it's fine to share a torch between you, but as the event aims to raise money for charities we'd ask no more than three people to a torch!

Can people join in as the procession goes along?
We ask that spectators don't join in along the way. People who wish to take part should buy a torch voucher for themselves :)

Is it a long walk?
No it's a short walk of around a mile through Peebles

How can I get involved?
A community event like this needs lots of helpers. Please send us an email at office@hillsideoutside.com if you are interested in helping out!

Peebles Hogmanay Torchlight Procession is supported by:
Barony Castle

Blackwood Smith

Brown Brothers


David Duthie Auto Repair

David Mitchel Decorators

Evolution Packaging Solutions

Graham McGrath


Holland & Sherry

Peebles Hydro

Peebles Pipe Band

Renwick and Weir


So Stobo

Stardust Musical Theatre

Taite & Mapp

The Park

The Tontine Hotel

Thomson Gray

Tower Communications

Tweedale Rovers


Following the Torchlight Procession, join Garden Cafe, Kailzie for a knees up to celebrate the New Year and two fabulous years at the Garden Cafe! Haggis supper and tunes from DJ Mince Pies!

8pm - 1am

Tickets available here £11 per person

Children welcome!

Garden Cafe

Kailzie Gardens

Peebles, Scotland

EH45 9HT

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