As we come to the end of the year we think back on the highs and lows and as 12 o’clock approaches our thoughts turn to the New Year. We wait, eagerly anticipating the first strike of the bell ringing and a New Year is born. What better way is there than to celebrate the end of one year and the start of a new one than with friends and family gathering together.
The television cameras focus on the big city celebrations and those fantastic firework displays. Huge crowds gather to watch and wonder as city after city tries hard to be the best. It may not be the biggest and media wise goes unnoticed, but the celebration in Main Street, Tobermory around the clock tower designed by architect Charles Whymper, is one of the best. The whole community contributes, music plays into the night sky and the sound of people talking and laughing fills the air while across the harbour fireworks reach up into the night sky.