Happy New Year

What I saw of the Hogmanay bash in Inverness last night was spectacular.

I gave most of the music a bodyswerve, but made a point of catching the first act, the excellent local outfit Shutter. Their powerful, booming sound perfectly suited the outdoor venue, and the lighting was brilliant against the still conditions and low cloud.

Infuriatingly, my camera chose this moment to have a rare hissy fit, so I was unable to get any photos.

Thankfully it finished sulking in time for the bells – and there was a brilliant view from the castle of the fireworks over Inverness Cathedral at midnight.

It’s great to see that Highland Council knows how to put on a party when it really wants to.

Here’s to a good 2009…

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