General (General discussion, talk about anything.)
The first-footer must be out of the house before the clock strikes midnight, then cross the threshold to welcome in the new year, bearing gifts. Traditional items for the first-footer to carry include pieces of coal, a coin, salt, bread, and a ‘wee dram’ of whiskey.
Does anyone still do this here, they still do in Jockland and I used to to it when little, out the back door with me lump of coal and in the front door to let the new year in.
Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 15:05