It occurred on New Year's Day of 1985 and what a first-footer
the wee fella turned out to be.
In Girvan, Ayrshire, a drunken first-footer
had to be fished out of the sea at around 2am before being treated by paramedics.
A woman was deemed unlucky and the preferred first-footer
should be male (maybe the equal opportunities people will have something to say about that).
This is the party season after all, and there's no excuse not to be dressed up should the unexpected first-footer
show up at the door.
IN the traditional Scottish custom, a first-footer
must be a tall dark man .
Over on STV, Elaine C Smith will be giving us a special Burdz Eye View of Hogmanay as she welcomes some famous first-footers
into her front room in her hometown of Motherwell.
A NEW year, a new decade, and the old enemy Sunderland, were first-footers
at St James' Park.
They were Ford's New Year first-footers
, letting in madness.
In County Durham, first-footers
would exclaim "Happy New Year t'ye
taking a bottle to a pal's house in the city centre will have their carry outs confiscated by security guards at checkpoints.
Boro have promised that this time previous UEFA Cup away travellers will have priority but many 'S' and 'T' first-footers
will be angry at that, saying those who haven't been to a game deserve their chance.
Fraserburgh entertained first-footers
Lossiemouth in the opening game at Bellslea Park in 2001.