2003 Festival - Cancelled
years, a pagan Beltane Fire Festival has been held on Calton Hill on the
evening of 30 April, to celebrate the start of summer. No charge has
been made, and the festival has attracted crowds of 15,000.
costs and problems in reaching agreement with the City Council have caused
the 2003 festival to be cancelled.
Lothian Tourist Board expressed the hope that the festival will be revived
in future years.
[Edinburgh Evening News
8 March 2003, p.3]