1 January 2015
Last updated at 01:00
Thousands of people gathered in central London to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks display – as celebrations were held across the UK.
Some 100,000 revellers had been expected to line the River Thames for the first ticketed new year’s display.
Huge crowds have also taken to the streets in Edinburgh and across Scotland for Hogmanay celebrations.
Celebrations have already been held across Asia and Europe, with fireworks displays in a host of major cities.
In London, a crew of more than 300 set off 12,000 fireworks as part of the annual display.
It was the first time the event has been ticketed, with revellers paying £10 to cover the costs of running the display.
It comes after an estimated 500,000 people tried to see the 2013-14 new year display, resulting in many being turned away for safety reasons.
Edinburgh was expected to host an estimated 75,000 people at its Hogmanay street party and fireworks display.
Events have also been held in Aberdeen, Inverness, Stirling and Stonehaven, while a warm-up party was held in Glasgow.
However, Hogmanay celebrations on Stirling Castle’s esplanade had to be cancelled owing to high winds.
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