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The Beltane Fire Festival is held every year during the night of 30th April on Calton Hill in Edinburgh. An audience of around 15 thousand people come to share the two hour procession and wild after-events. Justifiably famous for its intensity and colour, the event has become a much-loved feature of the Edinburgh calendar since it was first organised in the mid 1980s.



so who's all gonna be there??


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BELTANE FIRE FESTIVAL. 30th april ~ Calton hill - Edinburgh
SAMHUINN FESTIVAL. 31st October ~ Royal Mile - Edinburgh

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Posted:You guys are all working too hard not to have this...

*BUMPED*

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Yes, let's go.
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Posted:Thank you smile

I've actually been sewing, for the first time in my life (primary school and buttons and minor repairs excluded), and I'm pleased with my costume. Now I only hope someone takes some decent piccies of me!!


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Posted:mwargh.

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Posted:mwargh?

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Posted:Did you get the arch finished then Mr Bluecat? hug You all looked very stressed and tired and in need of hug And confused by me in a suit. Especially Steve. ubbtickled

I managed to find one of my bowls and two of my spoons. So two bowls and one spoon are hiding somewhere in Dalmeny Street! ubblol If anyone finds a spoon that has a hooky thing on the end, it be mine so please look after it for me and stop it from getting lonely without its' friends. The bowls are blue and nice, but we can get more of them.


Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!

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Posted:no, not stressed, we were just in the middle of the difficultest bit, and steve is REALLY ill. to the point of not neing able to do it maybe frown

i'll look for de bowls...

mwargh for closeness, and busyness...

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Posted:Written by: Birgit
Now I only hope someone takes some decent piccies of me!!

the sewing had better hold the costume together then :P

Also I will try and find you... I ahve stolen my sister's camera and plan on burning up some film ;D



You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?" George Bernard Shaw

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Posted:don't scare me even more... I do hope the sewing's going to hold, especially for the top. Have luckily found a red non-synthetic bra buried in my drawer just in case... hell yes I'm a coward smile

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Posted:bounce2

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Posted:Written by: Birgit
Have luckily found a red non-synthetic bra buried in my drawer just in case... hell yes I'm a coward smile

always fire proof just in case...

and remember body paint hides a multitude of sins cool


You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?" George Bernard Shaw

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Posted:Written by: bluecat

steve is REALLY ill. to the point of not neing able to do it maybe frown

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eek ubbcrying

But he so good at being scary Haka man! Nooo. Poor Steve. Get better! hug hug

And hug for Bluecat


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Posted:A red's told me to not fireproof underwear because it gets itchy eek

There will be bodypaint, don't worry smile I'm looking forward to that, just not to the scrubbing it off. I may have to employ a slave for getting it off my back ubblol

Big get-well-soon hugs for Steve!!!


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Posted:la la la

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
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Posted:Written by: mcp

la la la



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Posted:this morning miss megmog took the happy pill

lalala indeed rolleyes

big :mqhug: for steve in a getbetter sort of way
and a cuddle for blue-not-green-puss
(miss you)


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Posted:1 day to go.... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH I'm getting so excited! Want to bounce and sing and scream and hug random people, but I might get thrown out of the lab. On the positive side that would mean I'd get to go home and get some sleep ubblol

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Posted:*Sends all of my positive vibes from my posse to yours.*

Have Fun.
Be Safe.

In that order. hug


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Posted:Didn't die! biggrin Yay!

Happy Beltane! Body hurts biggrin Good days.

Brain working fuuunnnyyy for now, be good soon.


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Posted:*yawwwwwwwwn*

It's 24 hours past Beltane and 40 hours after I left the house. I'm back and need my bed. ubbloco

It was fantastic smile


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Posted:hug Glad to hear you had a fab time!

*Tucks Brigit into bed* sleep well hun kiss


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Posted:weeeelaaaah!

fire archy types all rock, more thn ac/dc wink


that was amazing.
hug2 for all
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Posted:biggrin ubblove biggrin

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Posted:Wow.

Head still minced. That was utterly amazing. Everyone was fantastic. The world feels strange now.

Wonder what time everyone came down from Arthur's Seat. Are there still random lost people undiscovered by confused dog walkers? ubblol


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Posted:no idea... it's work for me today though, and I'm still feeling like I'm sitting at the fire at Arthur's Seat, and wearing a huge grin on my face. People here probably think I'm VERY strange. Instead of strange, which is what they thought before... wink

I've managed to get my hair untangled, though there were lots of little hair-casualties and lots of pain on the way there. And I had to use about half a bottle of conditioner!


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Posted:Is anyone going to post photos of beltane? Or is there a website with them on or something? I missed it ubbcrying mad2 and want to see what a wonderful time everyone had without me!

Axx


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Posted:hug



thankyou everyone



i had a most wondrous time



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Posted:Written by: Amber Flames

Is anyone going to post photos of beltane?

Sadly my technology is not up to scratch.. I only have (well borrowed) a 35mm camera (who's battery died during the night ... grr)... so may be a while before I can see what I got.


But you were all truely fabulous!
Just jealous I wasn't a part of it. ubbrollsmile


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Posted:little ewan had zebs camera so I think he'll have a load of great photos (even if they are mostly of bits and bottoms rolleyes )

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Posted:was he taking them for himself or zeb? wink

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Posted:they're mostly natalie, is what i heard... eek

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