Beltane Fire Festival
Beltane Fire Festival
Thousands of revellers marked the arrival of summer on Calton Hill at this year's 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
IT was a festival to herald the start of the summer – but in the end it was a bit of a washout.
ANYONE walking down the Royal Mile last night might have thought they had walked on to the set of a horror film.
A FIRE festival is under threat with more than a dozen stewards needed to ensure this year's event goes ahead.
THE start of summer was heralded by more than 8000 people with a spectacular feast of colour and fire on Calton Hill last night.
THE Beltane Fire Festival programme has started with a major photographic exhibition charting the 20-year history of the event.
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.
ORGANISERS of Europe's biggest fire festival have appealed for helping hands to carry torches at the event.
A WEEK-long series of events is being planned to mark the 20th anniversary of Edinburgh's world famous fire festival.
THE price of tickets for the world-famous Beltane Fire Festival could rocket after organisers were landed with a massive increase in licensing costs.
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.
MORE than 12,000 people enjoyed a feast of colour and fire at the Beltane Festival on Calton Hill.
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.
An ancient festival heralding summer will be marked next week - on skis.
MORE THAN 8000 revellers turned out on Calton Hill at the weekend to attend the Beltane Fire Festival.