While there is a lot of public funding for festival activities in Edinburgh, this does not extend to Beltane at present. BFS is a charity and we fund our own events through donations and various fundraising activities throughout the year. We pay Edinburgh City Council so that we can hold Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill every year. This includes rental of the hill, entertainment licensing, professional stewarding and security, and clean-up. Beltane is ticketed so that we can afford to do this.
Thanks to Raini Scott for the pictures 🙂