Beltane Saturday - Crowning Ceremony & Grand Procession PEEBLES RED LETTER DAY
PEEBLES, SCOTLAND, UK . 22.Jun.2019 :
Beltane Saturday - Crowning Ceremony & Grand Procession
PEEBLES RED LETTER DAY
The Children’s procession, Proclamation, Crowning Ceremony, Grand Procession, Service of Remembrance, Beating of the Retreat.
Saturday is the highlight of the week for all those involved in the Beltane. This is what the Beltane Queen has been waiting for since she was first told five weeks previously that she was to be the one being crowned. This is the ‘big day’ for the Crowning Lady, but most of all this is the ‘big day’ for the hundreds of school children who have been given costumes to wear with pride when they march down the High Street; stand on the Church steps, watch while the Beltane Queen is being crowned, and then show their enjoyment by waving and cheering from decorated lorries as they parade through the town.
(Photo by Rob Gray / FREELANCE)