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Scots welcome in 2022 with scaled-down Hogmanay amid surge in coronavirus cases

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Scots have welcomed in a scaled-down New Year with Hogmanay muted celebrations amid a wave of coronavirus restrictions. The country enters 2022 with the battle against Covid-19 still being fought - and the new Omicron variant causing huge numbers of hospital admissions in Scotland.

Like with last year's celebrations this year here has been many restrictions in place - with Scots urged to stay at home and only host small-scale gatherings.

Large scale gatherings in major Scots cities have been cancelled with crowds at outdoor public events capped at 500 since Boxing Day, for at least three weeks, and numbers at indoor public events limited to 100 standing or 200 seated.This month Scottish Government chiefs announced ordered nightclubs to

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