Beltane Fire Society

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The Beltane Fire Society is a community organisation that puts on the Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill and the Samhuinn Fire Festival on the Royal Mile, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The society was formed in 1988 for the second Beltane Fire Festival (the first on Calton Hill). The BFS also organises events for the other Celtic cross-quarter days, i.e., Imbolc and Lughnasad, and for Solstices and Equinoxes.

Find us online [ Website ] [ Blog ] [ Facebook ] [ Twitter ] [ Google+ ] [ Flickr ]

Beltane Fire Society is a not-for-profit registered charity in Scotland (Charity Number: SC040137)

Please send social media and online presence enquiries to contact@beltane.org and all other enquiries to the Board of Directors at scribe@beltane.org




Beltane 2012 video by audience member and filmmaker Pauline Johnson. This film has been submitted to Northern Lights.

  • Photo Point are Beltane Fire Society’s own photographers who capture the event itself as well as the run-up and lots of behind the scenes stuff. These are just a few of their photos from this year’s Beltane Fire Festival. You can see lots more on Flickr. Photo Point are, in alphabetical order (photos in this order): Ashish Aghi, Danny Williams, Matt Dale, Raini Scott and Robin Jeffries.
  • Photo Point are Beltane Fire Society’s own photographers who capture the event itself as well as the run-up and lots of behind the scenes stuff. These are just a few of their photos from this year’s Beltane Fire Festival. You can see lots more on Flickr. Photo Point are, in alphabetical order (photos in this order): Ashish Aghi, Danny Williams, Matt Dale, Raini Scott and Robin Jeffries.
  • Photo Point are Beltane Fire Society’s own photographers who capture the event itself as well as the run-up and lots of behind the scenes stuff. These are just a few of their photos from this year’s Beltane Fire Festival. You can see lots more on Flickr. Photo Point are, in alphabetical order (photos in this order): Ashish Aghi, Danny Williams, Matt Dale, Raini Scott and Robin Jeffries.
  • Photo Point are Beltane Fire Society’s own photographers who capture the event itself as well as the run-up and lots of behind the scenes stuff. These are just a few of their photos from this year’s Beltane Fire Festival. You can see lots more on Flickr. Photo Point are, in alphabetical order (photos in this order): Ashish Aghi, Danny Williams, Matt Dale, Raini Scott and Robin Jeffries.
  • Photo Point are Beltane Fire Society’s own photographers who capture the event itself as well as the run-up and lots of behind the scenes stuff. These are just a few of their photos from this year’s Beltane Fire Festival. You can see lots more on Flickr. Photo Point are, in alphabetical order (photos in this order): Ashish Aghi, Danny Williams, Matt Dale, Raini Scott and Robin Jeffries.

Photo Point are Beltane Fire Society’s own photographers who capture the event itself as well as the run-up and lots of behind the scenes stuff. These are just a few of their photos from this year’s Beltane Fire Festival. You can see lots more on Flickr.

Photo Point are, in alphabetical order (photos in this order): Ashish Aghi, Danny Williams, Matt Dale, Raini Scott and Robin Jeffries.

Beltane Fire Festival on Scotsman.com

Beltane Fire Festival on Scotsman.com

Documentary video about Beltane Fire Festival by Caledonian Mercury on YouTube. You can find Caledonian Mercury’s news website here and they’re on Facebook too.

Being interviewed are Matthew Richardson (Blue Man and BFS Chair) with Susan Paterson and Laura Jeacock (Contact Point).

Puppets and drumming video at Beltane Fire Festival by Rezwan Hussain on YouTube.

Beltane Fire Festival 2012 Calton Hill Edinburgh by Robert Pittuck on YouTube

  • More epic photos from the Beltane Busk, 21st April, by Ellen Duffy. See more pictures on our blog.
  • More epic photos from the Beltane Busk, 21st April, by Ellen Duffy. See more pictures on our blog.
  • More epic photos from the Beltane Busk, 21st April, by Ellen Duffy. See more pictures on our blog.
  • More epic photos from the Beltane Busk, 21st April, by Ellen Duffy. See more pictures on our blog.
  • More epic photos from the Beltane Busk, 21st April, by Ellen Duffy. See more pictures on our blog.
  • More epic photos from the Beltane Busk, 21st April, by Ellen Duffy. See more pictures on our blog.

More epic photos from the Beltane Busk, 21st April, by Ellen Duffy. See more pictures on our blog.

  • Photos from Nightwatch’s weekend away by Iain Longstaff
  • Photos from Nightwatch’s weekend away by Iain Longstaff
  • Photos from Nightwatch’s weekend away by Iain Longstaff
  • Photos from Nightwatch’s weekend away by Iain Longstaff
  • Photos from Nightwatch’s weekend away by Iain Longstaff

Photos from Nightwatch’s weekend away by Iain Longstaff

  • Stunning pictures of the May Queen (Erin) and Green Man (Hutch) by Danny Williams and Photopoint, taken at the ruined chapel at St Margaret’s loch.
  • Stunning pictures of the May Queen (Erin) and Green Man (Hutch) by Danny Williams and Photopoint, taken at the ruined chapel at St Margaret’s loch.

Stunning pictures of the May Queen (Erin) and Green Man (Hutch) by Danny Williams and Photopoint, taken at the ruined chapel at St Margaret’s loch.

  • More pictures from the second walkthrough on Calton Hill by Ashish Aghi. See more on our blog.
  • More pictures from the second walkthrough on Calton Hill by Ashish Aghi. See more on our blog.
  • More pictures from the second walkthrough on Calton Hill by Ashish Aghi. See more on our blog.
  • More pictures from the second walkthrough on Calton Hill by Ashish Aghi. See more on our blog.
  • More pictures from the second walkthrough on Calton Hill by Ashish Aghi. See more on our blog.

More pictures from the second walkthrough on Calton Hill by Ashish Aghi. See more on our blog.

Beltane Fire Festival on The List.

Beltane Fire Festival on The List.

Beltane Fire Festival on EdinburghGuide.com

Beltane Fire Festival on EdinburghGuide.com

  • Photos from the 2nd walkthrough rehearsal on Calton Hill by Raini Scott. See more on our blog.
  • Photos from the 2nd walkthrough rehearsal on Calton Hill by Raini Scott. See more on our blog.
  • Photos from the 2nd walkthrough rehearsal on Calton Hill by Raini Scott. See more on our blog.
  • Photos from the 2nd walkthrough rehearsal on Calton Hill by Raini Scott. See more on our blog.
  • Photos from the 2nd walkthrough rehearsal on Calton Hill by Raini Scott. See more on our blog.

Photos from the 2nd walkthrough rehearsal on Calton Hill by Raini Scott. See more on our blog.

Beltane Fire Festival 2012 on VisitScotland.com

Beltane Fire Festival 2012 on VisitScotland.com

duncanreddish:

Dreaming Drummer on Flickr.
Via Flickr: 20120422-DSC_6364 One of the drummers from the group practising on top of Calton Hill last Sunday for the Beltane Fire Festival takes some time out from his fellow revellers…

duncanreddish:

Dreaming Drummer on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
20120422-DSC_6364

One of the drummers from the group practising on top of Calton Hill last Sunday for the Beltane Fire Festival takes some time out from his fellow revellers…