Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

Fire, Frenzy and Neo-Pagan G-Strings – Scotland’s Beltane

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in Art, European Bazaar, Festivals, History, Photography, Religion, Society, Travel

On the very outskirts of Edinburgh, commanding stunning views across Scotland’s ruggedly beautiful capital, sits Calton Hill. Here exposed to the elements, in full view of the turning seasons, a battle is about to take place in a faerie world where passion and purity are manifest. Tonight someone will die and be reborn – welcome to the lust and loincloths of Scotland’s Beltane festival.

Dancing Dicks and Tomtit’s Bottom – The A to Z of the UK’s most Hilarious Towns

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in European Bazaar, History, Society, Top List, Travel

One of the great pleasures of exploring the UK is found down the narrow, winding, hedgerow-lined lanes that run like capillaries through the lush, pastoral landscape. Travel down the UK’s ubiquitous B-roads for long enough and you’ll undoubtedly be given cause for a double-take, wondering whether that sign post did in fact point the way to ‘Brown Willy’ or whether you’d misread it.