Edinburgh Hogmanay marks first ever online celebration with drone show

For the first time in its history, Scotland’s flagship Hogmanay event in Edinburgh was held online – so instead of fireworks yesterday, Scots saw in the new year with an online drone show!

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  1. Dude Duder on April 6, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    The drones were done in the Highlands and super imposed on to landmarks of Edinburgh, it tells you in the description of their video, utter pish!

  2. sneezer on April 6, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    its better than fireworks but a hole in the head is a better than fireworks

  3. Joseph Medlow on April 6, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    That technology is omnimous.

  4. Renee Brown on April 6, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Gone the ear shattering explosions disturbing man and beast, instead, a feast of poetic peace. Gone, the repetitive blinding flashes on the eye and gone the sulfurous, sickly smells, which once permeated crystal clear Scottish air, as now in awe we gaze upon the triumphant unmatched display, heralding in Scotland’s New Year.

  5. Asmae Wahi on April 6, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Creepy As F..

  6. Alena Wicks on April 6, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    I don’t care

  7. lorna865 on April 6, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Creepy is the word, that comes to mind.

  8. D.M.E. on April 6, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    If this actually happened & it’s not made using a graphics engine it’s awesome so well done Scotland, Sky writing with fireworks isn’t here yet although America did a fairly decent attempt writing Trump 2020,
    This on the other hand is only scratching at the surface of what’ll be possible with Drone Sky Art which will play a big part in future celebrations, It may be that eventually drones & fireworks can be used together to create spectacular sky events although I imagine there’ll be a lot of trial & error cause fireworks are explosives meaning it’ll be a downscaled version of a WWII Bomber flying through flak.

  9. Stanley Burgess on April 6, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Garbage good enough for scots

  10. tell them the truth on April 6, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    How Lovely…..Till they come spying on you…..

  11. hyboid hub on April 6, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Impressive, technology evolves quicker than life throughout each generation

  12. English Breakfast on April 6, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Once these swarming drones become armed. Prepare for war

  13. Violet P on April 6, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    It even winked..they’re laughing at us

  14. Adeliegentoo on April 6, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    I assume that all the people denigrating this did likewise for the Chinese drone display at the opening of the Beijing Olympics in 2008?

  15. 2626hunter on April 6, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Really nice masonery shit 😉

  16. Symantha on April 6, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Fake News at play here. This didn’t happen like it shows it happening. That’s why no one else saw it LIVE, or has videos of it in real-time. The last frame of the source video on Underbelly’s channel tells the truth: _Due to the restrictions on live events caused by COVID-19, the drones were filmed on location in the Scottish highlands and _*_placed_*_ into shots around Edinburgh._ … that means they were *_digitally_* placed.. Literally no one was able to see this in the skies above Edinburgh.. It is CGI (computer generated imagery), just like Star Wars. Regardless, nice computer artistry. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

  17. Ian Redpath on April 6, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    I feel sorry my country of birth being run by Sturgeon and her mob. Rise up Scots and kick her oot!

  18. Tracy Greenhough on April 6, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Why are they trying to change EVERYTHING and ruin TRADITION?

  19. Kaif 8k world on April 6, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM UAE world Guinness records of 35 mins continued fireworks 4k….https://youtu.be/6YHissCpylM

  20. Thomas van de Hoef on April 6, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    “Imported Chinese drones put on display for Scottish worker drones”
    Look! the bees can dance.
    And at the same time
    Can check your mask at a glance
    Else you’ll be doing time

  21. Jamie Coogan on April 6, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    embarrasing and sad. display,

  22. Liber Tarian on April 6, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Creepy sight. Klaus Schwab spunkfest.

  23. scott logan on April 6, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    we’re all fkd, drones are way more dangerous than the spanish flu

  24. Paul Austin on April 6, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Luckily the people employed to do this didn’t get pulled over, Imagine trying to class that as essential travel.

  25. pittnyc1 on April 6, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Chinese style crap

  26. lee yafano on April 6, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Load of shite..fireworks and parties are what have always been..NOT this shite .

  27. Stanley Burgess on April 6, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Snp shite

  28. William Arno on April 6, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Looks like the powder fireworks are over.. Drone fireworks are the way to go And what you can do with the drone fireworks display is endless..

  29. Ly Mac on April 6, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Really is this meant to impress?, neabody is ther!

  30. Seany06 on April 6, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    What a bunch of miserable c***s in the comments.

    It looks class!

  31. Ed Zakaree on April 6, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Lets focus on Terra Firma maybe

  32. Betterdeadthanred on April 6, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    No to forced or coerced vaccines!

  33. Little Legs Adventures on April 6, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Wow that’s so cool

  34. Ken Carpenter on April 6, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    So sad and so unnecessary.

  35. Tony Johnson on April 6, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    L A W. Lethal Airborne weapons ! Signs of things to come !

  36. Melissa Red on April 6, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Eh. I prefer fireworks better than Chinese made drones.

  37. Word-Doge on April 6, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Entertainment for teuchters. The Scots are a social culture – this lifeless show cannot be compared to getting roaring drunk with pals in pub or club like we used to do . They are trying to kill any semblance of tradition . Listen to your hearts Scots and don’t put up with this imposed domination …

  38. poodle559 on April 6, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    The digitisation of everything makes me puke!

  39. Ruby Honey on April 6, 2021 at 10:33 pm


  40. Dally Mania on April 6, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Hancock makes the global totalitarian dictatorship sound wonderful. Instigated by the WEF (The 4th Industrial Revolution, The Great Reset), IMF and the UN with their Agenda 21/30 goals signed up to by all councils in 198 countries in 1992. Boris and Sturgeon are mere puppets for the cabal.

  41. bel feirste on April 6, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Ridiculous globalist tyranny

  42. Whatisreal? Knowtheformula on April 6, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    And, lo, the fireworks industry collapses…millions more unemployed, so they move into a peripheral business in which their skills are cherished: making firearms!

  43. Lewis Raymond on April 6, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    I see a lot of conspiracy folk here and anti-Scots. Quite sad actually. Thankfully the comments section here doesn’t represent the true reactions to the Scottish Hogmannay celebrations. RT must be overtaken by ill-educated morons.

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