Olde Towne Scottish Walk
424 Washington St. • 757 405-3500
Each New Year’s Eve, people from all around eastern Virginia, come to Olde Towne Portsmouth for the annual Scottish Walk. Modeled after Scotland’s Hogmanay Festival, a day when townspeople honor their community and merchants and offer blessings for prosperity in the coming year. The procession includes locals, family, friends, and visitors led by pipe-and-drum bands. The participants gather at the corner of Queen and Washington streets and march through the historic streets of Olde Towne ending at the High Street Landing where all join hands and sing “Auld Lang Syne”.
Gather at Queen and Washington Streets. Assemble at 4 p.m. and step off at 4:30. The Scottish Walk is free to all–rain or shine.