John Gilchrist | 30th anniversary of the Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh.

30th anniversary of the Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh.

April 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Beltane Fire Festival Edinburgh fire festival IMG20180430P0031JGBFFReds watch the setting sun.

30th anniversary of the Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh.

An ancient Iron Age Celtic ritual on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill, the Beltane Fire Festival, a May Day Celebration in Edinburgh that kicks of on the 30th of April each year for the past 30 years.

Living locally, it was about time I visited this event, so I decided this year was for me. Everything seemed to be lining up nicely.

  • Day Off – Check
  • Family Plans – Check
  • Weather Forecast – Check

I didn’t have time to get the £9.00 early-bird ticket, digging deep, I had to find another 4 pounds to make up the £13 entry fee. Worth every penny though! I have to say, WOW, hats off to the Beltane Fire Society, volunteers, organisers, and support staff, cracking event. I was just a regular punter tonight, unlike the event photographers on the night who had prime spots, I had to compete for position and jostle for every shot. That’s the breaks.

BFF Images

Needless to say, I took a host of images, you are welcome to view at http://www.johngilchrist.com/p936576486


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