Staying in is the new going out this New Year’s Eve

Fireworks above Edinburgh Castle during the New Year celebrations
Fireworks above Edinburgh Castle during the New Year celebrations

Staying in is the new going out this New Year’s Eve, as 82 per cent of people in Scotland celebrate start of 2015 at home

According to a study which was commissioned by cashback and rewards site Quidco, 82 per cent of those living in Scotland say they’ll see the New Year in at home.

About 54 per cent will be ordering in a take-away, with 70 per cent making their order bigger in honour of the occasion.

One in three (34 per cent) of naughty Scots are having take-away as a ‘last supper’ ahead of a January detox.

Researchers have also found that 42 per cent favouring a night in with their family.

According to their findings 89 per cent of those in Scotland say they are more likely to stay in now than they were five years ago before the recession hit. With 30 per cent saying they are staying in because it’s too much hassle, 18 per cent saying it is too busy to have a good time, and a savvy one in four (23 per cent) choosing instead to save money after Christmas.

Half (50 per cent) of those in Scotland have overspent on past New Years, with 32 per cent wishing they’d stayed in and 18 per cent saying they have struggled to get home at the end of the night.

Andy Oldham, MD of Quidco said: “With the cost of Christmas rising each year, it’s not surprising that people are choosing to swerve overpriced New Years events in favour of spending time with family at home. Having a take away is a good compromise for seeing out the festive season, and indeed having one last big treat meal, before January sets in, but there is still room to make some savings. It’s worth checking the cashback available on take away websites like Hungry House and Just Eat, to get some money back on your big order.”