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Cailleach. Painting on cow skull. 2017.

I found a near-bare cow skull in a bog near here around 3 years ago. Since then it has bleached out nicely in the garden. A shout out from the Edinburgh Beltane crew inspired this take on the… 34 more words

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Save Samhuinn Campaign Makes the News

We’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of support that met our announcement about the possible implications of Edinburgh Council’s proposed changes to rules around processions. We’re essentially worried that tighter restrictions around the location, formation and music in processions could result in Samhuinn, with its 20 year history, no longer being able to take place in its current form. 589 more words


Wandering fae on Samhuinn day

During the daylight hours, before the darkness (and rain, so much rain!) of Samhuinn night descended, our Faerie Porters explored the human city of Edinburgh. They travelled from the wild lands of Leith to Calton Hill to the city centre, via some event spaces and one definitely Not An Event Space, as well as a Samhuinn-themed Wikipedia editathon at which Dr Neil Rhind…sorry, Dr… 63 more words

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Tech heroes!

This is Tech, our amazing stage crew. Photopoint Neil captured them in their boiler-suited glory on Samhuinn night!

In the run up to Samhuinn they built fire sculptures and prepare everything to be taken to festival venue under the watchful, expert eyes of Group Organisers Helen, Greig and Jonny. 207 more words


Samhuinn 2016

​Ceremony took place on Sunday 30th 2016.

It was a surprisingly warm evening once we had gathered. As we prepared ourselves, I was taken aback by the almost ethereal beauty of the Hearth Grove, the fire pit ablaze whilst being surrounded on the four corners by the tall outdoor candle holders. 1,043 more words


Samhuinn 2016 video playlist on YouTube

In case you can’t get enough Samhuinn 2016, we’ve been creating a playlist on YouTube so you can relive the night (except with less rain falling on you). Enjoy!


Feast your eyes on more Samhuinn goodness

Our wonderful Photopoint volunteers have delivered their next batch of Samhuinn 2016 photos. There will be hundreds more coming throughout November and you can see them all as they happen in this… 39 more words

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