'Garland Day' Celebration, Castleton, Derbyshire. The first records of Garland day date back to the 1700's and though it's true origins are not fully understood it is believed to be an ancient fertility rite with Celtic connections. The celebration also incorporates more recent elements of 'Oak Apple Day' which falls on May 29th, and celebrates the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. The garland is a framework of cut flowers which is prepared on the day by villagers before being placed on the head of the 'King', and paraded around the town on horseback with his 'Consort', also on horseback, dressed in Stuart costume.
Madam, – A large number of Perthshire folk are appalled the present administration intends to reduce the Kirkin’ of the Council which dates back hundreds of years, to a once-in-five-years event.
Students from St Andrews University celebrated the start of a new month by taking part in the traditional May Day dip into the North Sea earlier this morning. The university says the May Day Dip is believed to promote good luck in exams.
Christian believers around the world mark the Holy Week of Easter in celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Scotland’s Travelling community has always been at the heart of the country’s heritage, culture and storytelling traditions. Caroline Lindsay meets some of the people determined to keep that alive.
Simon Young is the editor of Magical Folk: British & Irish Fairies – 500 AD to the Present, the first history of fairy sightings in Britain and Ireland over a millennium and a half. He discovered some pretty harrowing stuff...
Hundreds of dancers from around the world have beaten a path to Perth for a prestigious annual gathering.
When Robbie Fotheringham left school back in the 70s she had no idea what she wanted to do.
Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of St Andrews on Saturday for the Kate Kennedy spring procession.
Some memories never leave you. And as Hogmanay 2016 approaches, Ellis Armstrong, 71, is transported back to the 1950s when a black bun would be placed ceremonially on the sideboard next to a bottle of whisky ready to welcome First Footers.