Festival celebrates the beginning of the summer in the Celtic calendar.
It consists of processions around the hill between points described as
"Fire", "Air", "Earth" and "Water".
cancellation of the 2003 Beltane Festival, this year's Festival is
expected to go ahead at Calton Hill on 30 April 2004. It has been
proposed that numbers should be limited to 12,000 and that there will be
an admission charge of between £2 and £4, available on the night of the
costs and problems in reaching agreement with the City Council have caused
the 2003 festival to be cancelled.
[Edinburgh Evening News
18 February 2004, p.4]