Edinburgh’s Hogmany: Scot: Lands. Artists and musicians will welcome in the New Year at surprising and atmospheric venues in the Old Town and beyond. Begin your journey at the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street: discover exciting new worlds and enjoy the very best of music, art and theatre created and curated by Scotland’s most innovative artists and musicians. This event is part of Edinburgh’s Hogmany and is free, but was very popular in 2014 so advance registration is now required via eventbrite. There will be two departure points, and yours will be emailed to you when you have registered: the event will require walking between venues. At NMS, events will take place 12.30-3pm (museum open 12 noon-5pm). For more information see Edinburgh’s Hogmany website.
‘I Know Where I’m Going’ (U): the classic 1945 film in which a headstrong, rather proud young woman travels by train and ferry to the Hebrides to marry her wealthy fiancee – but on the way she falls under the spell of the Scottish landscape and encounters another man, with whom she falls suddenly and passionately in love. A film with ‘unique power…odd, dreamlike interludes, weird symbolism, a sense of ancient forces and the supernatural, and …alertness to the possibility of romantic love…a magical, unforgettable experience, a work of real and enduring genius’. 1pm, Filmhouse, Lothian Road. Book online or call the box office on 0131 228 2688. Part of the Filmhouse’s Scotland Galore! season.
Sun Juice: Edinburgh bass legend Dave Ellis and ex-NZ sax player Doug Tiplady bring in their five-piece, playing original material. Funk, swing and bouncy Balkan/Klezmer sounds, featuring Rich Harrold (keys), blues guitar ace Neil Warden, and ‘driving funky drums’ from Willie Molleson. 9pm (entry from 8pm)-12 midnight, The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street. £5/£4 on the door, cash only.
Granary Gigs: The Granary will be open all day, with breakfast served till 2pm and Granary Gigs starting at 8.30pm. The Granary, 32 The Shore.
Whisky Galore! (U) The classic 1949 film, based on Compton McKenzie’s story of a ship that runs aground carrying 50,000 cases of whisky, and of the fictional Todday islanders’ attempts to salvage and hang on to the cargo. 1pm, Filmhouse, Lothian Road. Book online or call the box office on 0131 228 2688. Also showing at 6pm on Sunday 4th January. Part of the Filmhouse’s Scotland Galore! season.