The Beltane Fire Festival is held annually on April 30th on Carlton Hill, Edinburgh to celebrate the Gaelic tradition and to welcome in May Day. The ancient festival was revived in 1988 and has been growing in size and ambition ever since. The main focus of the entertainment is a ritual drama performed by actors dressed in loin cloths. There is also an arch of fire beside which the May Queen and the Green Man perform a dance. Attendents can look forward to a torchlit procession, plenty of bonfires and probably a wee dram or two to keep the scantily clad warm.
Fire in your Beltane