Up until recently it was hoped that 2021 could be the Hogmanay celebration that Strathbungo is used to, a gathering of the community in celebration of the end of one year and the beginning of the new. But in the current climate of a further wave of covid cases, it would not be appropriate to promote a public event encouraging gathering and socialising. Bungo at the Bells should be convivial, social and celebratory, dancing a mad Gay Gordons along the squares. And it would difficult to achieve that with social distancing, masks and self discipline.

So in this period of rising cases we are suggesting that we all make a noise at midnight 2022 from our own doorsteps…..Ring out the old and hope for a newer, better year ahead.