Still up on the BBC Cumbria website two days later, the landlord of Carlisle’s Coach & Horses pub seemed more concerned about safety than trade as he awaited ‘customers’ riding a coach and horses through the Scottish Government’s advice to stay at home.
On the 31st, the Sun’s predicted 100 000 partygoers crossing the border intrepid reporters had found four lads in Carlisle and three young women in Newcastle. The Sun had the Coach & Horses landlord too and he boldly predicted ‘some.’
This morning the Daily Record had hardish (if you’re daft) evidence:
One of the biggest invasions was to Newcastle.
Pub boss Zafer Saygilie told the Sunday Mail that all four of his clubs in the city were packed with Scots on Hogmanay.
He added: “I did a head count in one of them, the Soho Rooms, and out of 900 people there, 300 were Scottish.”https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/scots-pubs-lose-20m-takings-25831859
He did a head count? Red-heads? Celtic and Rangers tops?
What about the Carlisle newspapers today?
The News & Star and the Cumbria Crack have no mention of Scots of any kind.