Pet friendly Hogmanay Break in Pitlochry with 7 Course New Years Gala Dinner
Few pet owners wish to leave their pet behind when they take a holiday. As a result, and because we are dog lovers, imagine how pleased we are that we have been able to successfully develop our business around welcoming pets as guests. We are pleased to inform, therefore, that pets are more than welcome to join owners on our Pet friendly Hogmanay Break in Pitlochry.
Scotland is the home of New Year Celebrations and you’ll find few places that celebrate Scottish Hogmanay better than Pitlochry. Add to this, mile upon mile of stunning scenery to explore and clean fresh air to blow away the winter cobwebs.
Pitlochry is a Famous Host for New Year Festivities
Could it be that a Hogmanay retreat to Pitlochry is the ideal antidote to midwinter? If this is the case, then Scotland is the classic location in which to celebrate New Year. Furthermore, Pitlochry is renowned for its Hogmanay festivities with independent firework parties from midnight and, usually, a street ceilidh on the 1st January. Sadly, the Pitlochry Hogmanay Street Party, has been cancelled for 1 January 2022, but we are certain that the spirit of Pitlochry Hogmanay will live on and a terrific atmosphere will prevail.
Pet-friendly Rooms for Hogmanay in Pitlochry
Please note that this break may be subject to slight change if necessitated by government restrictions. In this case, offer adjustments will be reflected in a change of price. Most importantly, if closure is required, full refunds will be given of deposits paid, minus a cost-cover fee of £7.50
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3 or 4 night Break with Hogmanay Dinner Dance
(Entertainment, singing and dancing will be governed by restrictions in place at the time. Accordingly, if any changes are made to our programme, we will offer an alternative or adjust our base-level prices, passing the benefit to our guests)
This Pet friendly Hogmanay Break in Pitlochry consists of a 3 or 4-night stay with New Year’s Seven-Course Gala Dinner with as much entertainment and dancing as permitted (currently no restrictions) and a Piper (usually accompanied, interestingly, by one or two of our canine guests in the soprano voice).
Arrivals are either on the 30th or 31st December and the Hogmanay element of the break ends 3 days later, with an option to extend up until the 5th January. The remainder of your stay is on a Dinner Bed and Breakfast basis on the 30th December and the 1st January, with an option for dinner as an added extra on the 29th Dec or 2nd and 3rd of January, for those staying on. We have facilities for pet owners to dine in the company of their dogs. Accordingly, we do ask that dogs do not get left unattended whilst on the property.
Pet friendly Hogmanay Break Pitlochry 2021
Prices for our Hogmanay Break – 3 Nights DBB, with Hogmanay Dinner and Piper, New Year’s Day Brunch and leisurely dinner, and dinner on the 2nd/ 3rd January evenings. You may view our pet friendly rooms before making your booking.
Tariff for Hogmanay (2 person rate – 3 nights with option to extend)
Rates quoted above include the Gala Dinner Dance with Piper on Hogmanay Eve and dinner on 30th Dec and 1st Jan. Those arriving 31st December also receive dinner on the 2nd Jan. Dinner is available as an optional extra on the 29th Dec, 3rd and 4th January. Bookings for these days will initially be for B&B.
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Reviews by past guests at Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry number in their thousands, across various media, and are an excellent tribute to the craft skills of our wonderful and dedicated team of staff. Be sure to explore our rates for some great discounts, especially for early and late booking.
Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry Hogmanay Festive Break
The 3-night package commences 30th or 31st December, but we also offer discounted rates for B&B with dinner as an optional extra on the 29th December and 3rd and 4th of January. – On 1st of January we are staging a late morning New Year’s Brunch instead of breakfast
30th December 2021
A chance to settle in for the evening and maybe explore the beautiful town of Pitlochry, take a walk along the river or into the hills then wind down for a cosy evening in, with a nice meal at Rosemount and fireside chat.
31st December 2021
8.45 until 9.45 am A delicious buffet breakfast is served
3pm onwards Join us for Tea or Coffee and Cake
7pm Meet and Greet Pre-Dinner Cocktail and Canapes
8pm A 7-course Hogmanay Gala Dinner with traditional Scottish music to entertain, followed by a fabulous performance by one of the area’s leading Pipers just before the bells.
Weather permitting , the celebrations around “the Bells” will occur outdoors, amidst flaming fire pits and candlelight. Doubtless, there will be a display or two of fireworks to light the skies . . . It’s been a long 21 months!!!!
Finally, our bar has a fine stock of malts for those seeking to mellow in a wee-small-hours, fireside wind-down.
Hogmanay 7 Course Gala Dinner
(subject to change in the case of supply difficulties)
Cock-a Leekie Soup with artisan bread
Pork, Apricot and Pistachio Terrine with an Apple and Plum Puree
Haggis and Pickled Turnip Bon-bon with Pepper Cream
Locally produced Raspberry Sorbet
Shin of Beef, slow-cooked in Red Wine with Bacon and Shallots
Served with Fondant Potato, and a vegetable medley
Fillet of Salmon
Stuffed with Cream Cheese and Spinach
Served with New Potatoes, Garlic Greens and Prawn Butter
Breast of Chicken Bonnie Prince Charlie
Flamed in Drambuie and finished with Apples and Cream
Served with Clapshot, Baby Asparagus and Buttered Carrots
Chestnut and Wild Mushroom Stroganoff
Served with Quinoa and Wholegrain rice with Steamed Green vegetables
Cranachan Mille Feuille A Scottish favourite of whipped cream, folded with toasted hazelnuts, oatmeal,
Drambuie and topped with Berries and a Cinnamon Sugar Basket
Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake with Fruit Compote and Tuile Biscuit
Tea or Freshly Ground Coffee with Scottish Tablet
1st January 2022
After your celebration into the early hours, we have a late morning brunch to ease us into the New Year. For those familiar with the New Year traditions of Pitlochry, we should point out that, for reasons of safety, the committee have decided not to proceed with this year’s event. For your enjoyment, we include a video of previous year’s celebrations. We are sure that the same spirit of bonhomie will pervade, this year, too.
2nd January 2022
A leisurely Breakfast sampling our well-praised Breakfast, followed by an opportunity to explore the stunning locality of Pitlochry. We also collaborate with those local outdoor activities centres which choose to open and can arrange any of a host of thrilling outdoor adventures for you to enjoy.
There is an option for all guests to dine with us on any other evening, should they wish. Naturally, some may prefer to extend their day out and return to the welcome of our fireside a little later, and so on days before and after this Hogmany break, there is a B&B offering with optional Dinner. The fire is lit and awaits your return from our day enjoying the stunning Perthshire sights. Warm your soul, maybe with with some Winter Pimms. or savour a fine malt and enjoy the company of new-found friends.
Terms for booking a Hogmanay Break in Pitlochry at Rosemount Hotel
Dogs are most welcome in most rooms at an additional charge of £7.50 per dog per night.
Bookable with £200 deposit, refundable only for cancellations in excess of 40 days prior to arrival.
The balance is due by 1st December and is non-refundable in case of cancellation, unless government restrictions come into force.
We cannot reimburse guests required to miss the occasion through being required to self-isolate. Holiday Cancellation Insurance is therefore recommended for this particular break
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Our location, just 5 minutes from the main street means that we are peacefully located, yet convenient for all that the town has to offer. We enjoy gorgeous views over the Tummel Valley and then upwards towards Ben Vrackie.
The Hogmanay Tradition
The word “Hogmanay” has been fully adopted as a Scottish term, but historical account shows that the name may have been derived from French cultures. Various regions had slightly different terms for rituals occurring around the New Year, such as the giving of gifts. Words such as hoguinané, hoginane and hoginono were all derived from the 16th Century” aguillanneuf” – The giving of a gift at New Year. Until very recently, children and employees in Scotland were given gifts the first Monday in the year.
This explanation is supported by a children’s tradition, practised in Scotland until the sixties, of visiting neighbours’ houses on New Year’s Eve and requesting and receiving small treats such as sweets or fruit.
Where did it all come from?
The association of hard partying throughout the New Year period may well have been a legacy of the Norsemen – Viking invaders – who celebrated the Winter Solstice with wild parties. The Norsemen also made a big celebration of Yule – the 12 day feast which became the 12 days of Christmas – or the daft days, as they were known in Scotland. The Protestant Reformation resulted in ban on Christmas for some Four Hundred Years. In the sixties, it was a normal working day in Scotland. Even now, in many parts of Scotland, Christmas is a very subdued affair compared with Hogmanay.
Over the years each area of Scotland has developed its own rituals and customs associated with the New Year. The best known is the practice of first footing, whereby everyone has an open house immediately after midnight and all are welcome to call. Doors are generally open well into the first of January, though the visiting tradition now continues well into January.
The first-footer over the threshold of each house would set the luck for the household for the coming year. A tall, dark man is always hoped for, symbolising a portent of the best kind of luck for the householders.
Different gifts, indicating different elements of luck are traditionally brought along, such as coal, shortbread, whisky or fruit cake. Food and drink are given by the householder in return.
Auld Lang Syne
Many countries have adopted the singing of Auld Lang Syne, which is based on a Scots poem by Robert Burns. The common practice of crossing arms throughout is not practised in Scotland. Scottish folk prefer the version that more accurately follows the words of the song. Here, you just hold hands and swing arms gently until the last verse when arms are crossed and the circle dances to the centre and back at ever increasing tempo. Now mind you learn all this in time for your Hogmany Break in Pitlochry!
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne*?
For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
And surely ye’ll be your pint-stoup!
& surely I’ll be mine!
‘nd we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
We twa hae run about the braes,
and pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
sin’ auld lang syne.
We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,
frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin’ auld lang syne.
And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
& gie’s a hand o’ thine!
‘nd we’ll tak’ a right gude-willie waught,
for auld lang syne.
Regional celebrations include the fireball swinging at Stonehaven, where on the stroke of midnight a procession of people swinging fireballs on ropes over their heads pass through the town and hurl them into the harbour. Fireworks, Pipe bands and Street Drumming accompany the festivities.
Other towns in the north east have fire burning ceremonies of similar nature. People from the Glasgow area and the west coast enjoy celebrations based on singing dancing, eating steak pie, storytelling and drink through the night until daylight arrives.
A Highland custom, now seeing a revival, involves getting up early New Years Day to have a family drink then to sprinkle the house with magic water from a ford near the house then to smoke the house with ignited branches of Juniper. Finally, the families fling open all doors and windows to draw in the fresh air of the New Year and the whisky bottle is brought to the breakfast table.
Hogmanay in Pitlochry
Pitlochry’s New Year’s Day Street Ceilidh is a relative newcomer to the Hogmanay Celebration scene. However, it has quickly grown in popularity and draws revellers from far and wide. The Band strikes and a Ceilidh commences, right there in the High Street. Onlookers submit to the mass swirl as the Gay Gordons and Dashing White Sergeant get into full swing along the length of the High Street. Mulled Wine and hot snacks ward off the winter chill . Sadly, for 1st January 2022, the Pitlochry Street party will not proceed. e look forward to seeing it back, in full swing, in future years.
Rosemount Hotel, Pitlochry is offering Short Breaks of 3 days or more over the Hogmanay period. In summary, this includes dinner, each evening, with a 7 course Gala dinner on 31st December. We have 4 grades of room, with prices varying from £590 for 3 days.