JEFF J. MITCHELL. BALLOCH, SCOTLAND. 2018.

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JEFF J. MITCHELL. BURGHEAD, MORAY, SCOTLAND. 2017.

“The Burning of the Clavie festival takes place at Doorie Hill. The ceremony – during which a clavie, a barrel packed with tar soaked sticks fixed on the top of a pole, is set alight – dates to the 1750s when the Julian calendar was reformed in Britain. The ritual is believed to bring good luck for the coming year.”