The Clachaig Hogmanay Hoolie

Plans for the usual Clachaig Hogmanay week of pub craic and live music currently look very much in doubt due to continued restrictions.

We’re currently working on assessing options and will keep things under close and constant review as the date draws closer.

It seems likely to us that distancing will remain in place, severely restricting the numbers in our bars. Priority will be given to our hotel residents throughout the period. Live music is unlikely to be permitted. Table booking for diners with strict time slots will most likely be necessary, especially on Hogmanay and NYD.

We’re keen to accommodate as many of our loyal customers as we can, but it is possible that many will be disappointed. We will continue to work on plans that give the best clarity on what to expect, but without a crystal ball, even that will contain a fair degree of flexibility.


Our Clachaig Hogmanay Hoolie is legendary, with music in both the Boots Bar and the Bidean Lounge Bar to round off a cracking day in the Highlands.

On Hogmanay we like to offer you a choice of music to welcome in the bells. If you are after Traditional Scottish music then head into the Lounge Bar. If Blues/Rock music is more your thing head into the Boots Bar.

During the course of the day and evening, it’s very much business as usual. Our menus are served from midday until 9pm in both the Boots Bar and the Bidean Lounge Bar.

Please note that it can get a little busy, though not always, so you are advised to arrive as early as possible if you’d like to eat.

The Boots Bar

From around 9.30pm, The Lewis Hamilton Band, will be providing the musical entertainment in the Boots Bar. The Lewis Hamilton Band performs mostly original Blues/Rock/Americana music, combining melodic and powerful vocals with a rock solid rhythm section and virtuoso heart-felt lead guitar.

Please note that Hogmanay in the Boots Bar is a lively but fun affair, and everyone (18’s and over) is invited. There is no entry charge.


The Bidean Lounge Bar

Music in the Bidean Lounge Bar starts a little later in the evening, once everyone has eaten and dinner has had a little while to settle. From 10.00pm, or thereabouts, Edinburgh based Trad band Pictism will be bringing in the bells with some traditional Scottish tunes. Pictism play a wide range of Scottish and Irish music, both traditional and modern, often adding contemporary covers with a Celtic twist to their sets giving them a unique sound and style.



Please note that in both bars there will be a brief pause in service as we count down to the bells. Please ensure that you have charged your glasses in advance!

Under 18’s are allowed in the Lounge Bar until 10pm. There is no entry charge.

The music in both bars will wind down from 12.30am, as it’s time to say goodnight.

At a glance

  • From: 31st December 2020 10:00 pm
  • To: 1st January 2021 01:00 am
  • At: Clachaig!

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