Beltane Fire Festival

Beltane Fire Festival

Revellers mark summer arrival in blaze of glory

Thousands of revellers marked the arrival of summer on Calton Hill at this year's Beltane Fire Festival.

Preview: Beltane Fire Festival

'BELTANE has been staged by volunteers for almost 25 years, regardless of the economic climate, bureaucracy or problems finding money," says Adam Ley-Lange, performer and press officer for Edinburgh's Beltane Fire Festival.

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Police target Beltane revellers in search for missing Samantha

POLICE handed out more than 1000 leaflets to revellers at the Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill in a fresh bid to trace a woman who vanished more than ten months ago.

11,000 revellers bring in the summer at Beltane Fire Festival - with slideshow

IT'S the festival that heralds the start of the summer and if Beltane 2009 is anything to go by it's going to be a hot one.

Missing woman appeal turns to Beltane crowd

POLICE are set to appeal to revellers attending tonight's Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill in a fresh bid to trace a woman who vanished more than ten months ago.

Red man and May Queen conceive son on night of Beltane Fire Festival

IT was like a red rag to a red man. A sex ban imposed on performers before last year's Beltane Fire Festival has had an unexpected, and happy, consequence – a baby born exactly nine months later.

What a belting Beltane!

IT was a festival to herald the start of the summer – but in the end it was a bit of a washout.

Winter given the warmest of welcomes

ANYONE walking down the Royal Mile last night might have thought they had walked on to the set of a horror film.

Burning issue for fire festival

A FIRE festival is under threat with more than a dozen stewards needed to ensure this year's event goes ahead.

City blazes its way into summer

THE start of summer was heralded by more than 8000 people with a spectacular feast of colour and fire on Calton Hill last night.

Exhibition on fire festival

THE Beltane Fire Festival programme has started with a major photographic exhibition charting the 20-year history of the event.

Turning up the heat for the biggest Beltane of them all

FOR some people, the Beltane Fire Festival is nothing more than a bunch of hippies getting drunk, getting naked and lighting hazardous fires on a hilltop.

Beltane needs you as keeper of the flames

ORGANISERS of Europe's biggest fire festival have appealed for helping hands to carry torches at the event.

Celtic festival will set the city alight

A WEEK-long series of events is being planned to mark the 20th anniversary of Edinburgh's world famous fire festival.

Fire festival feels licence heat

THE price of tickets for the world-famous Beltane Fire Festival could rocket after organisers were landed with a massive increase in licensing costs.

Heat is on to save annual fire festival

EDINBURGH is a city of festivals, there is no doubt about it. And even though the arts festivals of August may be a distant memory by now, the Beltane Fire Society is busy preparing to celebrate another festival, Samhuinn.

The dark winter days go out in a blaze of glory

MORE than 12,000 people enjoyed a feast of colour and fire at the Beltane Festival on Calton Hill.

It'll be a Beltane belter!

EDINBURGH'S world-famous Beltane Fire Festival this weekend is set to be the biggest yet, with 10,000 people expected to attend the event.

Beltane to take place on Cairn Gorm

An ancient festival heralding summer will be marked next week - on skis.

The hill is alive with the sound of pagans

MORE THAN 8000 revellers turned out on Calton Hill at the weekend to attend the Beltane Fire Festival.

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