Stirling’s Hogmanay fireworks to bring festive events to spectacular finale

Stirling Council has confirmed the arrangements for a spectacular fireworks display at the National Wallace Monument to bring in the bells this Hogmanay.

Fireworks over the National Wallace Monument
Fireworks light up the sky over the National Wallace Monument

The night sky will be lit up with a colourful display over the iconic Scottish landmark as the clock strikes midnight, welcoming the beginning of 2023.

The fireworks display will also mark the finale of a bumper festive programme of events taking place across Stirling.

This includes a Hogmanay Ceilidh at The Tolbooth, and an all-ages concert – Hogmanay at the Halls – from 1-4pm at the Albert Halls featuring live music from Admiral Fallow, Lewis McLaughlin and local act The Cobalts, as well as face painting and a selfie station. The Albert Halls are working with local groups, such as Start-up Stirling and Women’s Aid, to ensure an allocation of tickets for this event will go to those experiencing difficulties this winter. 

Remaining tickets are going quickly for all the family fun events and activities taking place throughout the Christmas period.

Stirling Council’s Finance, Economy and Corporate Support Convener, Cllr Margaret Brisley said: “We’ve got a vibrant and fun-filled programme of festive events that have already proved popular with the public and I have no doubt the stunning firework display over the National Wallace Monument will send us into 2023 in spectacular style.  

“The remaining events taking place between now and Hogmanay are a superb complement to our cultural programme and the perfect way for people to throw themselves into the festive spirit. I hope everybody who goes along to any of the events has a fantastic time.”

Residents are encouraged to gather in a safe location to view the fireworks. There will be no designated viewing area at the Abbey Craig and the Monument which will be closed to visitors on the night.

Stirling Council’s festive events at the Tolbooth and Albert Halls are supported with funding from Creative Scotland