Articles from the archives

Dillon MacEwan—fire arch builder, puppet creator and coordinator of Earth Point in the mid-1990s—shared some fabulous newspaper articles from 1996. Here are two blasts from our shared past to enjoy. 1996 was the year that Beltane Fire Festival’s attendance made a huge leap to around 10,000 from around 3,000 the previous year and around 300 the year before that.

If you click the images, they’ll open at a larger size. These are scans from almost-20-year-old newspapers so the text is tiny, but it should be readable for those with good eyesight (or great glassses!).

Edinburgh Evening News article about Beltane in 1996
From the Edinburgh Evening News

Sunday Times article about Beltane in 1996
From the Sunday Times

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