For today’s Geo Quiz we are going to Scotland where New Year’s Eve is big. Most Scots refer to it as “hogmanay” and celebrations take place all over the country. We are going to one of the most remote Hogomanay celebrations in Scotland. Here is a hint: It’s on an island. There are lots of Scottish islands, so here is another hint: The island is off Scotland’s west coast. You can catch a ferry there from Oban on the Scottish mainland, which takes about five hours. One more hint: the main town on this island is Lochboisdale.
So which place are we talking about?
The answer to today’s Geo Quiz is South Uist. A New Year’s party is taking place there at a small hotel called the Polochar Inn. That’s where the BBC is broadcasting its live Gaelic New Year’s Eve celebrations. Gaelic is tha language that is spoken by many in Scotland’s Western Isles. Host Lisa Mullins talks to John Joseph to find out more.