Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh.
Picture by Lesley Martin.
Edinburgh's Beltane Fire Festival marked its 25th anniversary on Monday 30th April with a spectacular celebration in Scotland's capital. Around 12,000 revellers gathered on Edinburgh's Calton Hill as 300 performers and members of the Beltane Fire Society created a carnival of fire and light to welcome the blossoming of summer. Founded in 1988 the Beltane Fire Festival was inspired by the Scottish and Irish Gaelic pre-Christian festival of the same name and was held to mark and celebrate the arrival of summer.
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