19 of the most weird and wonderful photos from Edinburgh's Beltane Festival 2019

Fire and colour takes over Calton Hill every year with the annual Beltane fire festival.

A performer at Beltane ahead of the start of the festival (Photo: Ian Georgeson)
A performer at Beltane ahead of the start of the festival (Photo: Ian Georgeson)

The festival celebrates the end of winter and the coming of summer, symbolised with the lighting of a ceremonial bonfire. This year's festival highlighted issues surrounding climate change, with some incredible sights throughout the night.

A performer gets ready before the start of the festival.

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A performer at Beltane.
Performers before the start of the festival.
Performers at Beltane
A performer at Beltane.
Two performers at Beltane with the crags in the background.
Performers at Beltane.
Performers at Beltane.
Performers at Beltane with Edinburgh castle in the background.
Performers at Beltane.
Performers at Beltane.
Performers at Beltane.
Performers at Beltane.
Performers at Beltane.
Performers at Beltane.
Performers at Beltane.
Performers at Beltane.
Performers at Beltane.
Performers at Beltane.