Beltane Fire Festivals

Beltane Fire Festival, 30th April 2015

The 2015 Beltane Fire Festival takes place on Thursday 30th April on Calton Hill.  The spectacular event  is a unique re-imagining of an ancient festival celebrating the turn of the seasons. A procession of fire, drums and spectacle makes its way around Calton Hill where characters from ancient lore enact the end of winter the birth of […]

Beltane 2015

EVENT – Samhuinn Fire Festival, 31st October 2014

The Beltane Fire Society have announced the details of this year’s Samhuinn Fire Festival. With more than 6,000 spectators in 2013, the Beltane Fire Society event has become so popular it’s had to move its finale to its new city centre location at the Mound Precinct, so thousands more people can watch the spectacle and mark the […]

Samhuinn 2014

INFO – Dates for Edinburgh’s 2016 Festivals

  Edinburgh Spotlight loves living in ‘Festival City’ and already has all these dates in its 2016 calendar.   International Science Festival  26 March – 10 April 2016 The International Science Festival features a host of fun and educational events, lectures and attractions celebrating all things scientific. TradFest Edinburgh 27 April – 8 May 2016 […]

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

EVENT – Beltane Fire Festival, 30th April 2011.

Beltane Fire Festival – Saturday 30th April 2011, 9pm. A night-time event culminating in a spectacular finale on Calton Hill, the Beltane Fire Festival  takes place on Saturday 30th April. Celebrate the start of summer at this legendary Festival which a unique and wild procession of fire, drumming and revelry on Calton Hill. Witness this spectacular revival of the […]