Stonehaven's Fireball Ceremony Live
- Once again this year people from around the world
will be able to watch the famous Stonehaven
Fireball Ceremony Live via the internet. Simply
click on the link below and choose [ Web Cam ]
from the Home Page.
The fireball-festival takes place on Hogmanay, the
31st of December. Moments before the old Town House
bell chimes midnight, welcoming in January 1st, the
music of a small pipe band is heard, fireballs are
lit and swingers emerge from the street leading to
the harbour, helping to speed the Old Year on its
way and to herald in the New in ancient style with
a highly dexterous performance.
The best time to come to see the ceremony is around
about 11:20 on the night, any earlier you will freeze,
any later you will not get a decent view. Allow extra
time if you are taking a car, as parking can become a
problem, more about parking later on in the website.
The swingers will appear just as the clock strikes
twelve but there is usually the pipe band to see first,
so be there in plenty of time.
This year we will have three large Digital clocks which
are synchronized with the atomic clock, these will help
everyone know when the new year actually comes.