• 30 April 2015- EDINBURGH.

    Winter is purged by fire at the beginning of the Beltane festival on Calton Hill, Edinburgh. From sunset until early morning, over 300 volunteers create a dramatic reimagining of pagan gaelic folklore surrounded by a crowd of 6000 people. The May Queen arises to herald summer through a battle between elemental forces of order and chaos reaching a climax in the death of the green man in his winter form before bringing him back to life.

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