An Edinburgh man began an arduous eight hour drive this morning to be sure to be in London for the evening of December 31st. Angus Campbell, 28 who was born and raised in the Scottish capital said he always prefers to be in England for New Year’s Eve as ‘they do it so much better than us Scots’.
Mr Campbell will be going to a pub in Hendon, on the A406 North Circular, where a sprinkling of lonely regulars and some people who got lost on the way to a party will don paper hats at around 11.30 and then watch the festivities on the television.
On the stroke of midnight one or two of them might blow a party razzer, and attempt to sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’, but after the first line will mumble ‘tum-tum-te-tum, tum-tum, then attempting to make up for not knowing the words by singing the ‘Auld Lang Syne’ bit really loudly.
Mr Campbell, a Hearts fan and local organiser for the Scottish National Party said ‘A lot of my friends go on about how well the Scots do New Years Eve, but I tell them, you’ve never spent the night of December 31st in London. They were all really positive about this idea and keen to travel to England for next year’s New Year’s Eve.’ he said. ‘Although of course, we don’t call it New Years Eve, we have another name for it. Though, er, that escapes me for the time being.’